This design is unique and has been tailored to the personal requirements of our client. Designed to contrast and compliment its surrounding within the Ashley Heath Conservation Area but to deliver an ultra modern living experience within the interior that blends seamlessly with the landscaped garden.
To take advantage of the tight site, cars, both visitor and family, are hidden to the rear and the northern boundary. A typical front door is not provided within the front elevation but instead you enter at the side which provides the opportunity of having once entered the building, long views back out to the garden. This also allows us to give the south-westerly aspect over to private external spaces instead of driveways and entrance lobbies.
A curved double height Venetian plastered wall, with full glazing at high level, provides a backbone to the house and focuses the eye back onto the landscape. With the installation of air source heat pumps and the utilisation of the swimming pool as a heat sink, this allows this building to be cheaper and easier to heat than a traditional terraced house. Systems provided by In-kontrol monitor this to maximise its efficiency. Great care was taken with working with the interior designers, Elle Design Ltd, and the landscape architects, Planit EDC, to provide inside/outside spaces that had as much detailed design and design progression as the rest of the envelope.