Notes from Home from Home
March 15, 2010 § 2 Comments
‘Home from Home’ is a collaboration between Claire Levy & John Levett.
Mothers’ Day routine: familiarization detour describing what I observe constitutes Crouch End as a separate identity; involving walking the area north of Hornsey Lane towards Cranley Gardens as far as Muswell Hill Road, across to Muswell Hill & back to Crouch End Broadway via Priory Road & Middle Lane.
Recorded: distinguishing features that identify Crouch End, Highgate & Hornsey; distribution of building styles/size/embellishment; imitation in contemporary building of late Victorian ‘Arts & Crafts’-type design & construction features; the ‘balcony trope’; the infill by 50s/60s apartment blocks; ‘pivot points’ of neighbourhoods; the significance of location in a vale; individual building plots on the ‘margin’ between main thoroughfares; the rarity of a Crouch End ‘trademark’.
Examples (click to enlarge):