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- Begun: Nov 2007
- Completed: Jul 2009
- Floor area: 287m2
- Sector: House
- Funding: Private
- Procurement: JCT IBC 05
- Address: Casa Maria, Hampstead, London, NW11, United Kingdom
Renovation of an 18th century listed three-storey residence on a sloping plot on the edge of Hampstead Heath
Casa Maria is sited on a sloped plot on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Built in the mid 18th century as a billiard room for the adjacent manor house the 175 m2 building was converted into a family residence in the late 1950’s.
The brief was originally to re-design the family area on the lower ground floor, which the architect extended to include a new staircase. The overall intention was to unify the contrasting characters of the family room, the reception area and the master suite by animating the house with a translucent acrylic wall and stairwell extending through the full height of the building.
A timber staircase wraps itself around the acrylic wall, making a vantage point from which to survey the heath beyond.