Harvey Road is a minimal residence located in London, England, designed by Erbar Mattes. Situated on a quiet residential street in Crouch End, the house is the home of a family with two children. The former ground floor layout was biased towards the front of the house, resulting in undefined open spaces, mainly oriented towards the street and a neighboring infill extension. The re-structured and enlarged floor plan inverts this situation by refocusing the attention towards the garden. The deep plan was maximized by creating two complimentary living spaces – an active rear ‘garden room’ and a calm, enclosed drawing room – whilst providing ancillary functions in the darker central area of the plan.
Photography by Ståle Eriksen