Your character is a student.
He lives at No 6, Gateway Lane. The lane goes north from this point past a few houses and out of the estate. The lane goes south and then turns to the west past the next house on the street. No. 6 is on the West side of the street.
In all, our student's house is surrounded by eight other dwellings, though his garden only borders onto five of them. The others are all on the other side of the Lane. Try drawing this portion of the estate.
The student is, as they say, studious. As such he is larely unaware of his neighbours.
This house is in one of eight Critical spots in the estate. There is something mystic about this location.