Henley Halebrown Rorrison, house in Barnes
Four-bed house keeps low profile
Henley Halebrown Rorrison has won planning for a four-bedroom house in the heart of one of London’s historic villages.
The house will be built in a walled garden in the shadow of a partly medieval grade 2* church in Barnes, south-west London.
The house is to be constructed in brick which will be exposed both inside and out and laid in flush pointed Monk’s bond to match the church.
From the south the house appears to be single-storey but part of the accommodation is sunken beneath a shallow-pitched copper roof which extends out to form a low eave over a Douglas fir screen.
HHbR said the changes in level and the exposed brickwork contributed to a sense of Scandinavian modernism, though the Arts and Crafts movement was another influence.
Work is due to start on site this summer.