The site is located to the rear of St. Dorothy Convent, Frognal. The plot, 99a was created and developed in the early 70s as a single family house with an access road from Frognal.
The main character of the plot is of a mature walled garden. It is at the summit of a steep southerly facing slope with almost a level change across the site.
There is an existing house with little architectural merit which is inward looking and does not engage with the gardens.
Planning was gained to demolish the existing house and build a new single family dwelling that better suits the site and improves the quality of the accommodation.
The proposals follow the existing typology of object building in a landscape setting. Most of the increased accommodation is built into the landscape, maintaining the green character of the site. The scheme has evolved through the relationship between building and landscape. The crisp object form is balanced with the mature garden. The building balances a dynamic horizontality integrating the interior with the gardens and an object form of a villa set in its own grounds.