The new design replaces an existing house in the Arts and Crafts style from the 1920s that just wasn’t suited to modern arrangements. The new design satisfies contemporary living requirements for the 21st century. Alternatively we have proposed a modern scheme which is better suited to an open plan form of living, providing spacious living spaces and four bedrooms that are flooded with an abundance of natural daylight.
The scheme consists of two wings, one wing of all the living and community spaces and another wing consisting of sleeping quarters with a sunken garage accommodating up to four cars below. A summer house to the rear of the property forms a large courtyard to which the house looks onto.
The house is secluded by trees which provide a good feeling of privacy. On the street frontage the elevation is quite modest and understated and doesn’t reveal too much about itself where as the rear elevation is much more open, fully taking in the view of the garden. The summer house is opposite the main living room space, and the two elements have similar architectural design and scale. The reflection pool and the swimming pool divide the garden, the area adjacent to the bedrooms is the quiet garden area, the southern area is family area.
The client asked for a contemporary design solution, and we have delivered this along with with a good environmental and sustainable design ethos. Our aim with this project was to provide a design for a home that would be of an outstanding quality of design and complement a modern family living arrangement.