A secret cottage in the garden

Cottage Refurbishment  | Architecture for Camden | Highgate, North West London

It’s not often you find a cottage in your garden but my client’s have just that on purchasing their house in Highgate. That said it has remained under utilised over the years. It is now time for some upgrading and the cottage is to be enlivened to provide stand alone accommodation for the in-laws. When not used by guests it will retain a certain amount of flexibility to provide a study area for the client’s daughters and their friends to come by and do school work together. In the evening it will be used as a party venue following dinner parties or simply where they can watch a film. The provision of a sliding partition wall internally will allow the cottage to be subdivided into dedicated areas to provide privacy when necessary. The mezzanine will be orientated to run the length of the cottage. It will remain as a visual connection to the ground floor and provide a dedicated study area with additional bedroom space. To assist in the flexibility of the space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds discreetly when not in use.