A beautiful contemporary house by De Rosee Sa in London
When we discover this amazing London‘s contemporary house we had to share it with you! This stunning project was designed by the London-based architect studio De Rosee Sa. The studio created a trio of courtyards covered in cobbles and surrounded by a glass break up this London home, which has cedar-lined walls that reference the old timber store it replaces.
The project had some restriction as the impossibility of creating openings in the two 37-metre-long boundaries as they are party walls with the neighboring structures. Instead, three internal courtyards and a series of skylights are used to bring plenty of natural light into the long-and-thin residence aptly named Courtyard House.
The courtyards split the house into three parts, a combined kitchen and dining area, a lounge and a two-storey bedroom block created by digging down to form a basement. Allowing the views into and through the outdoor space, they used crittall style glazing and doors enclosing the courtyards.
“The most satisfying aspects of the project is the top light that pours into the interiors and the long views through the courtyards,” said studio co-founder Max de Rosee. “Once inside, you forget that this house is in London.”
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During the good weather the doors can be opened allowing allow fresh air into the house from the granite-paved yards. The lounge opens directly to the front garden on one side and to a yard on the other, while an extra natural light is provided by two roof lights.
The lounge is linked to the combined kitchen and dining room, by one of the yards, which in turn overlooks a sunken courtyard set between it and the two-storey bedroom block.
“We wanted to contrast the crisp white walls and ceiling with some strong materials so we spent a considerable amount of time considering the detail of the western red cedar battens and granite setts in the courtyard surfaces,” said de Rosee.
Glazed doors bring light into the two bedrooms, which are set one on top of each other alongside their ensuite bathrooms. A third yard, which is much smaller than the other two, also cuts between the bedrooms and bathrooms to provide further lighting.
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