Ash Tree House, a new build, two storey house in Muswell Hill in North London has recently gained planning permission. The proposal is for a modern, contemporary, open plan family home which recedes into the steep bank side of the site, reducing its impact on the neighbouring properties, whilst embracing the huge ash tree.
The house is approached between two existing houses along a long driveway. The proposed home appears as a small, single storey, dark vertically clad volume with windows veiled by vertical louvres in the same style of the cladding. This keeping the privacy of the occupants and their surrounding neighbours.
The lower ground living space is articulated as an open concrete and glass construction, resisting the forces of the surrounding bank and supporting the lightweight timber construction above. The two main roofs of the building are green roofs.