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Graythwaite Graythwaite Graythwaite

As Architects, it was our intention to create a house befitting the prized location which affords long views across the Cheshire plain and to create a statement building set amongst the existing mature landscape. The bold approach, whilst driven by the desire to create contemporary spaces and individual architecture, takes reference from the best examples of local vernacular architecture, the character of steeply pitched roofs, low eaves, slender windows and traditional materials.

Our intention was to create the most elegant and romantic building of unique appearance, rejecting the current fashion for replacement dwellings to be simply historical copies of houses of previous eras. The result is a building of its time, designed specifically to respond to the site and its wider context of the village, making best use of modern building technologies seamlessly woven into the architectural language of Prestbury’s finer buildings, representing a true departure from the established approach to replacement dwellings.


  1. John Tolchard
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:13 PM | Permalink

    Easily the most beautiful, elegant, innovative building i’ve ever seen. First class work from all involved.

  2. Fluff
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:45 PM | Permalink


  3. dan morgan
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    clean, striking and visually stunning……!

  4. matt m
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 2:14 PM | Permalink

    bold, adventurous and daringly visual.

  5. Posted August 29, 2009 at 9:20 AM | Permalink

    They dont come any better than this, architecturally, and build quality, are 2nd to none

  6. Posted August 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

    Outstanding, breath taking design

  7. jo
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 2:41 PM | Permalink

    The most elegant and stunning building i have ever seen. Well done!

  8. Posted September 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    Fantastic design, radically different from the norm and an exceptionally high finish throughout. Stunning!

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