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This new build detached family home is a modern insertion into the old fabric of Highgate Village

This highly sustainable house is discreetly located in the Highgate Ridge Conservation Area. It is essentially a single storey house, cut into and integrated with its steeply sloping site. Earth sheltered to the rear, it effectively forms part of the landscape.

Although sleek in design and material the contemporary architecture, both internally and externally, takes reference from the classical in its symmetry, proportion and drama.

The circulation spine along the rear is terminated at each end with a top-lit, double height domes cube, one being the entrance all, the other being the library. Cream coloured natural stone cladding, hardwood fenestration and a green roof with deeply overhanging roof edges give much to its character. The hard and soft landscaping of the site are closely integrated with the layout and interior of the house including a reflection pool which is overlooked by the double hight lounge.

Aside from the earth-sheltered envelope, the house incorporated other features to minimise energy consumption including photovoltaic and water recycling and following its completion, Linear House won the RIBA Downland Sustainability Award.

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