SITE FOR SALE - FERNCROFT AVENUE, HAMPSTEAD, NW3
The proposal is for a single family dwelling spread over two levels of accommodation, comprising basement and ground floors.
There are 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, plus a ground floor WC. The living room is located at the front of the dwelling overlooking a large skylight. This creates a visual link to the lower level as well as providing natural day light to the decked area and more importantly one of the two bedrooms and the study. A soft landscaped front garden with provision for a single parking space is also visible from the living room.
The living room and dining room share the space at the level entrance, while the kitchen is located to the volume at the south of the site. The kitchen is also separated from the living/dining area by a change in level. Access to the lower level bedrooms is provided via a staircase.
The elevations are simple in their expression of tectonic elements and use of material while being contemporary in appearance. The use of frameless glazing emphasises the contemporary appearance of the dwelling and contrasts with the more traditional detailing of the adjoining buildings.
A proposed brick wall runs along the length of Croft Way, interrupted by vertical timber cladding when necessary to allow ‘breathing room’ for the existing trees and not infringe on their roots system.