Haven Mews

Buckley Gray Yeoman, London, 2004


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From the entrance bridge looking through to the rear terrace and white painted boundary wall 

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  • From the entrance bridge looking through to the rear terrace and white painted boundary wall    
  • The entrance bridge slides past planting that is rooted at semi-basement level    
  • Approaching the head of he stair with its glazed balustrade, skylight and wall onto winter garden    
  • View from the rear end of the terrace and the through dining lounge    
  • Cut-back ceiling. Kitchen looks over semi-basement terrace    
  • Ground floor looking out to the front over the entrance bridge to a ferne screening very adjacent gardens    
  • Semi-basement bedroom    
  • Dramatic light of Buckley Gray    
  • Site plan    
  • Semi-basement plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Isometric    
  • Detail of glazing through living space    
  • Detail of glazing    

A row of three terraced houses on a tight, part-buried site in the centre of a Georgian urban block

A deep plan has made the use of lightwells and slots essential within the perimeter of the houses and on the upper floors. At semi-basement level, a 2m2 rear terrace brings a good level of daylight to the adjacent study and bedroom through fully-glazed sliding doors.

Similarly, at the front, a 1.8m wide light slot alongside the semi-basements allows light into the front bedrooms. The white-painted, planted rear wall brightens the terrace, maximising the use of natural daylight.

Approaching the houses, a bridge along the front passes over the light slot, providing the semi-basement bedrooms at the front of the building with some privacy screening. Inside, the double- height space provides views to the glass rooflight, through a glass wall to a first floor winter garden opening to the first floor bedroom.


  • Begun: Aug 2002
  • Completed: Feb 2004
  • Floor area: 787m2
  • Sectors: Residential, House
  • Tender date: May 2002
  • Procurement: JCT 98 without Quantities
  • Address: Liverpool Road, London, N1 1NP, United Kingdom

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