This evening event will provide a rare and exclusive opportunity to tour RIBA shortlisted 13 Kingsley Place with the architect, Luke Zuber, Zuber Architecture and owner Jemima Sanders.
The house was originally a 2 bedroom bungalow built as part of a large
award-winning 60s development, nestled at the bottom of a quiet cul-de-sac
The Sanders family with their keen appreciation of design loved the modernist lines of their 60s courtyard house, but were frustrated by the limitations of the aged building fabric, size and a layout that ignored the stunning London views to the rear and appointed Zuber Architecture to remodel their home to suit their growing family needs.
As the house sits within the Highgate Conservation Area, the design needed to be sympathetic to the surrounding estate, but give the Sanders all they aspired to for their contemporary family home: a new house that caters to a modern family’s needs, exploits the advantages offered by the elevated site and respects the attributes of the 60s era.
To meet the conservation requirements, the original street frontage was retained, but behind these walls the new house was carved into the sloping site to incorporate a new lower-ground level and achieve the area needed to provide the Sanders with their long-term family home. Keeping within the same footprint, the new house contains 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a media room, living spaces and a flexible guest/activity suite.
13 Kingsley Place was shortlisted for a RIBA London Award 2012.
Introducation at the start of each tour by Victoria Thornton, Founding Director of the annual Open House event and Open-City.
With complimentary prosecco
Limited places, Cost £35.50
Each tour duration 1 hour.
13 Kingsley Place
London N6 5EA
(detailed travel info provided on booking)
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