Totteridge Common - North London

This breath-taking 7.5 acre estate in North London’s Totteridge offers exceptional views around the surrounding countryside and beyond. A former stable block, now a grade ii listed Arts and crafts home has seen many phases of development over the centuries but our recent intervention in the landscape was perhaps the most expansive to date.

A series of terraces has helped to create meaningful spaces the most significant being a feature lawn accentuated with the re-creation of a red pantile roofed folly. This structure creates a focal point and acts as a reference within the garden whilst also offering a place to shelter and reflect upon the lawn and surrounding borders.

A new outdoor pool has been added to the garden with a sheltered sun terrace.

An existing courtyard garden has been replanted and enhanced, while surrounding the feature lawn expansive swathes of Hydrangeas and red roses, enclosed with neatly trimmed box hedging help to create a lush, contemporary feel. A crisp Resin Bound gravel path sweeps around the lawn with a sandstone patio and paving used elsewhere in the garden to create routes through to explore the openness of this extraordinary garden.

A meadow to the rear and pear tree vista draws the eyes to the distance and asks the question how can such extraordinary views of countryside really be available on the London’s Doorstep?