The refurbishment of this 1930’s house in Hampstead had demanded a greater contact with the properties outside spaces.
The nature of the site and the shape of the building meant that the buildings relationship with its neighbours from certain points is often closer than in a usual formal street scene.
In response we aimed to try and blur the boundaries with suitable plants carefully positioned wherever possible, and to create an inward focus on the main rear patio space with a multi stemmed Parrotia.
To complement the existing brickwork, we placed bands of Belgian clay paviors against the lighter grey granite paving that helped to create interest, but also reflect light into a restricted area.
Bamboos and a Portuguese laurel hedge in the front driveway area help to create privacy and a trained wall of trachelospermum jasminoides will further create variety and interest to this unusual home.