The Garden Is the Heart of This Revived London Terrace House

Oliver Leech Architects brings in skylights, sliders, and swaths of sage to give a dreary Herne Hill home a fresh start.
Text by

Natural light is an asset to any home, anywhere in the world, but you could say that it’s especially important in London. When winter nights start in the early afternoon and rain is often in the forecast, capitalizing on sunshine is a must. "Light is our most important and powerful design tool, and we are careful to use it in the right way," says architect Oliver Leech. 

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more. You can cancel at any time.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

Already a Dwell+ subscriber? Sign In

Kelly Dawson
Kelly Dawson is a writer in Los Angeles who has been contributing to Dwell's print and online publications since 2015. Follow her on Instagram @kellydawsonwrites.