Garden House

Hampstead, London, NW3
Location:Hampstead, London, NW3
Project Type:Residential
Services:Architectural Design, Interior Design, Procurement, Project Management

Having successfully completed the first phase of the Modern Home in Hampstead, the client approached Black and Milk to complete the second phase of the outdoor area. Sitting amongst the secluded garden, a unique garden house was designed that doubles as a holistic sanctuary, featuring a sauna, bucket shower, and plunge pool. Black and Milk worked closely with the architectural firm Cooke and Fawcett on this unique project, which earned a spot on the shortlist for the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!

Taking inspiration from the surrounding woodlands, the holistic language of harmony and relaxation was distilled and applied to both the architectural and interior design. Black and Milk took a creative approach when designing the cabin's structure as the location of the existing trees dictated the architecture of the house garden design, as they are a part of a conversation area. An irregular shaper was brought to life to allow the existing trees to sit gracefully around the garden home while contributing to the sensory effects of the cabin's interior design.

The overall spatial flow was configured to allow for the space to be multifunctional. While the garden home functions as both a guest house and a hidden retreat for the client, many notable points within the modern cabin allow the user to feel one with nature. An ample roof light was cleverly implemented within the design to wrap to the rear, providing a dramatic framed view of the woodlands and a sensory experience to the dining area. Honing in on the holistic approach of spa traditions, the glass allows the user to feel immersed within nature, offering a sanctuary for relaxation whilst sipping on herbal teas. Continuing with the holistic language, a traditional wood burner sits amongst the timber-finished interior. As you use the Banya Sauna during the colder winter months, the featured interior wall designs with wood allow a snug, warm abode to relax. A clever pull-out bed system by Clei has also been implemented within the design to accommodate bed space for guests with a double bed.Other notable areas within the garden house design include a bespoke shower that shares the same holistic approach as the roof light. A large glass panel has been introduced into the design amongst the vast woodlands to bring the outdoors indoors and allow the user to feel encapsulated by the picturesque surroundings.

In Pursuit of magic

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