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6 Wood Lane


Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects, 2016

6 Wood Lane, Highgate, N6 5UB

A double-height ark floats above a masonry base & entrance footbridge. Off the elevated living area a smokers' balcony overlooks the lush garden below. Above, semi circular terrace and winter garden nestles within the wooded surrounds.

Getting there




43, 134, 263

Additional travel info

Nearest Bus Stop is Wood Lane, Highgate Highgate tube station is very close to 6 Wood Lane





This new 4 storey house in Highgate maximises the potential of the narrow site to add a contemporary addition to the eclectic villas along Wood Lane.

The traditional relationship of living and sleeping accommodation is inverted, with the bedroom set at garden level and the living area elevated above. The double height living level contains an open plan kitchen /dining / living space with an elevated crystalline conservatory on the south side and an external terrace above the entrance.

The Garden and Entrance level plinth is constructed of engineering brick to respond to its earth retaining requirements. The Living area element was prefabricated in panels off-site using cold formed softwood ribs with plywood overlay to ensure quality and space-efficient construction and was then craned into position.


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