这栋独特的带有大型私人花园的四居室住宅坐落于伦敦一条名为Highlands的小巷子里,距离Crouch End商业区仅几步之遥。住宅始建于20世纪80年代,后由建筑公司DHaus进行了扩建,并由Darkroom事务所进行了室内设计。住宅周边交通便利,除了靠近伦敦轻轨Crouch Hill站外,还设有一条从芬斯伯里公园起始到维多利亚与皮卡迪车站的短途公交线路。

Tucked away on Highlands Close, a short walk from Crouch End village, is this unique four-bedroom house with large private garden. Originally built in the 1980s, it has been the subject of a recent extension by DHaus. The house is close to Crouch Hill station (London Overground), and a short bus ride from Finsbury Park tube station for Victoria and Piccadilly line services citywide.

▼项目概览,overall of the project © Harry From Modern House


Highlands Close is a quiet group of houses set towards the top of Crouch Hill, running adjacent to the scenic Parkland Walk. The house is positioned at the end of its terrace and is formed of London brick stock, set back behind a well-maintained communal area with raised brick planters.

▼轴测图,axonometric drawing © DHaus + Darkroom


Access is gained via a partially raised ground floor. Inside, the proportions have been opened up and natural light encouraged deep into the plan, via skylights in the kitchen and a large set of folding doors which open onto a garden at the rear. These areas form the heart of the house, encompassing the DHaus-designed kitchen with raw stone floors and a large living room with pine floorboards underfoot.

▼客厅,living room © Harry From Modern House

▼客厅的地面保留了DHaus设计的松木地板,large living room with pine floorboards underfoot © Harry From Modern House

▼客厅细部,detail of the living room © Harry From Modern House


The extension seeks to exploit the triangular shape of the plot and the path of the sun throughout the course of the day. The result is a set of flowing communal spaces which capitalise ingeniously on their proximity to the garden, breaking down the boundary between inside and out to wonderful effect.

▼大型玻璃折叠门打破了内外之间的界限,Large glass folding doors break down the boundary between inside and outside © Harry From Modern House

▼由客厅看厨房,viewing the kitchen from the living room © Harry From Modern House

▼天窗将明媚的日光引入厨房餐厅,Skylights let bright daylight into the kitchen © Harry From Modern House

▼隔墙细部,detail of the partition wall © Harry From Modern House

住宅的花园面向东南,空间开敞光照充足,花园内设有户外用餐区,Darkroom事务所的主创设计师Rhonda Drakeford还专门为花园墙壁设计了一组结合了标志性的Dark Room多边形图案的壁画。除了公共生活区域与花园外,住宅的底层还包含有一间客房与一间淋浴房。

The garden itself is generously sized, south-east facing, and includes an outdoor dining area, with a mural by Rhonda Drakeford, incorporating the trademark Dark Room polygonal motif. There is also a guest bedroom at the front of the house and a shower room on this floor.

▼鲜艳的色彩是本项目独树一帜的特征,Bright colors are the unique feature of this project © Harry From Modern House

▼底层淋浴房,shower room on the ground floor © Harry From Modern House


The first floor is comprised of an office at the front of the house, a bright family bathroom with red hexagonal tiles, a master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, blue floorboards and a strip of glazing looking out into the neighbouring trees. There is another bedroom which is currently configured as a nursery, a large loft space which has the potential to extend, subject to planning, and further storage space including an airing cupboard.

▼二层婴儿房,nursery room on the first floor © Harry From Modern House

▼二层浴室,bathroom on the first floor © Harry From Modern House

“DHaus的扩建设计巧妙地利用了场地的三角形形状,而Darkroom的设计师Rhonda Drakeford则运用色彩斑斓的棱角图案将整个室内空间变得更加活泼有趣。”

“An extension by DHaus exploits the triangular shape of the house’s plot, while Rhonda Drakeford of Darkroom has playfully inserted colourful angular motifs throughout.”

▼楼梯,staircase © Harry From Modern House

Project size:120 m2
Project Budget:£110000
Completion date:2019
Location:London, United Kingdom
Architect:The DHaus Company
Interior Design:darkroom london
Photo credit:Harry From Modern House