BOX TREE HOUSE, COOMBE HILL, KINGSTON, SURREY
Box Tree House when constructed was a new dwelling in the Coombe Hill Conservation Area of Kingston, Surrey. The Conservation Area is characterized by several notable houses designed by the renowned Victorian Architect George Devey, all of which are Grade II Listed Buildings.
Box Tree House was designed with Arts and Crafts references, in order to seamlessly blend in with the predominant character of the area, represented by Deveys work. The dwelling has a cruciform plan with a strong geometry of intersecting rooflines, traditional chimneys, and asymmetrical elements and details which make up the composition. It acts as a gate house to Hoppingwood House, hence the gated archway.