CAN wins approval for stone extension to Highgate Arts and Crafts house

The London and Cardiff-based studio’s extension functions two unique volumes, with a ‘tapering cylinder’ stone variety established facet-by-facet with a rectilinear place.

The £500,000 revamp will rework a household in north London’s Highgate conservation location in Haringey. The home sits in Cholmeley Crescent, a horseshoe-formed road which consists typically of semi-detached and detached properties of Arts and Crafts, or ‘Metroland’, style.

In accordance to CAN director Mat Barnes, the 280m² proposal ‘riffs on the barrel and buttressed sorts of the prevailing type [in the area], scaling them up and reimagining them in structural stone’.

Barnes mentioned structural stone and timber ended up each picked for their architectural language and to conserve carbon on the job.

The rotunda, developed of tiny-structure stone bricks, will comprise a dining room, whilst a rectilinear quantity on the appropriate hand aspect will make new openings from the floor flooring living area, with aluminium-framed glass doors involving monumental detached stone buttresses, providing shade and privacy to the interior. Equally rooms will search out around the exterior patio and backyard.

Added facet alterations to the dwelling will replace existing home windows with larger sized windows to permit light-weight into the deep approach of the inside.

The style and accessibility assertion adds: ‘Our material approach is a modern choose on the architectural elements and materials standard of the Arts and Crafts motion.’

A Haringey organizing officer’s report described the undertaking as ‘acceptable in regard of its character, physical appearance and influence on the site’, adding it ‘would not result in content damage to the residential amenity of neighbours’.

The scheme is the practice’s latest boundary-pushing domestic extension. In 2020 the business reworked an Edwardian semi-detached household into a Postmodern spouse and children dwelling with a rear addition topped by roofscape impressed by Disneyland-fashion mountain scenery.

The challenge is set to start on internet site in summertime.


Cholomeley Crescent by CAN – proposed floor ground plans

Project info

Spot Highgate
Community authority Haringey
Variety of undertaking Refurbishment and extension, personal household
Consumer Personal
Architect CAN
Landscape architect TBC
Structural engineer TBC
M&E specialist TBC
Principal designer CAN
Major contractor TBC
Funding Non-public
Tender day June 2024
Get started on web-site date August 2024
Completion date May perhaps 2025
Deal length 9 months
Gross inner ground region 280m²
Kind of deal Traditional
Yearly CO2 emissions TBC
Overall cost £500,000