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McCalman House

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The site is an elevated south west facing slope, heavily wooded. The challenge was to tame the access to the site and build a contemporary villa flooded with light and access to private outside space both covered and uncovered where one can sit and enjoy the view rain or shine.

The Solution
Cutting into the site and the entrance level brings you into a double volume entrance hall flooded with light this links ground and first floors. At first floor the use of full height sliding and folding doors allows the circulation space to extend through the house out into the garden.

The master suite has large north east facing windows which flood the en-suite with light in the morning. Living, dining and kitchen on the upper floor of the house access an enclosed roof terrace. This has covered areas for sitting out on wet summers evenings watching the sun go down.

Additional Information
The building is timber frame construction. All SE and SW glazing except bedrooms are sun cool glass controlling heat gain. The cantilevered roof terrace shades bedroom windows from summer sun. Argon filled low E glazing has been used on other elevation.

While the property is very much individual it has been designed to be as future proof and flexible as possible. A restrained palette of materials help to create a timeless quality to the design.

All internal doors are floor to ceiling aiding the feeling of opulence and uninterrupted flow of space.

The main feature of the house is the roof terrace which allows the occupants to take advantage of the southerly views from this elevated site in complete privacy.

With sauna, outdoor shower, hot tub and covered areas the terrace can be enjoyed anytime day or night irrespective of weather, all that changes is the way it is experienced.

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