House in Highgate Cemetery, London by Eldridge Smerin architects

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The new house designed by Eldridge Smerin architects replacing an existing house on the same site designed by well-known Architect John Winter in 1970s. Situated next to the Highgate Cemetery, London greatest Victorian cemetery, it offers great views over the cemetery, waterlow park and the city skyline beyond. The new house with large glazed openings allow maximum sunlights during winter months.

"To the street a sheer façade of honed black granite, translucent glass and black steel panels set flush to one another echoes the massiveness of the cemetery wall. This gives the house an air of mystery and intrigue whilst also making reference to the monumental masonry of the cemetery."

Eldridge Smerin architects