Allum Lane House Elstree, Hertsmere Home, Large Hertfordshire Property, English Architecture Photos

Allum Lane House in Elstree

29 July 2020

Allum Lane House

Design: Square Feet Architects

Location: Elstree, Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England, UK – 15 miles northwest of central London

Allum Lane House Elstree London

New build house conceived to cater for multi-generational extended family living. Allum Lane House is based on a cruciform plan with primary, secondary and circulation spaces informally defined in space and structure.

Allum Lane House Elstree London

The exterior uses a traditional contextual material – brick – in a modern, sculptural form together with expansive areas of glass bringing great light and views onto the re-landscaped rear garden.

Allum Lane House Elstree London

Reflecting the family’s strong bonds, the client and his wife asked Square Feet to create a beautiful and functional home for them, their children and grandchildren and their 93 year old mother.

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The result is a distinctive and adaptable three-storey home, appropriate to context, with Danish Peterson red bricks arranged vertically and horizontally to create modern ornamentation and a warm and subtle change in texture.

Allum Lane House Elstree London

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Modern ornamentation is created through Danish Peterson red bricks that are arranged vertically and horizontally, creating a warm and subtle change in texture.

Allum Lane House Elstree London

The attention to detail in design and construction is typified by the slim coal-fired clay bricks, their non- uniform shape creating a play in light and dark shades.

Allum Lane House Elstree London

Aluminium powder-coated drainpipes are set into the brickwork to create crisp lines, with expansive glazing at the rear providing sweeping views over the south facing garden and mature trees including willow and beech.

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Allum Lane House, Elstree – Building Information

Architect: Square Feet Architects

Project size: 3000 ft2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 3

Allum Lane House Elstree London

Allum Lane House Elstree London

Photography: Rick McCullagh

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