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South Downs Drive

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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.

18 Comments

  1. Faz
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

    A breath of fresh air, nice to see great deal of attention detail.

  2. Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    Great to see such a sensitive fusion of traditional, contemporary design. A very desirable building that is both elegant and homely.

  3. Andy
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    stunning!

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  4. Barnali
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    Work of art which compliments its surroundings beautifully

  5. Angie
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

    Fantastic!

  6. Steve
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    Superb building!

  7. Jim
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 1:02 PM | Permalink

    What a stunning building!

  8. patrick
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 4:13 PM | Permalink

    The sort of house anyone would love to live in; stylish, clean, contemporary and stunning, well done all

  9. Posted August 28, 2009 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

    A very interesting house, i think if i owned it(as if i could ever earn enough money) i would have to leave the lights onjust to re-create that picture!

    Maybe if the lights i did decide to turn off the lights for just one week i could afford a statue of myself within the grounds, which looks back over my wonderful house.

    Lovely place! One day it will be mine!

  10. martin
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM | Permalink

    We attain to dwelling, so it seems, only by means of building. The latter, building, has the former, dwelling, as its goal. Still, not every building is a dwelling.

    This is, and is done in no way abysmally, but superlatively, from conception to habitation.

  11. Dani
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 5:33 PM | Permalink

    I heart this house!

  12. Cathal
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 4:11 PM | Permalink

    An excellent and sensitive realisation of the Grand House, kept within the Cheshire vernacular, but with all the required sharpness of a 21st century design.

  13. M P S
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

    A Stunning Cheshire Property and complete family residence in a perfect setting.

  14. Barnendu
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

    contemporary, intelligent, artistic, beautiful
    Now I just need to start saving! :D

  15. Dave
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

    A Stunning building!

  16. wayne proud
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 8:54 PM | Permalink

    a wonderful blend of materials and colours, traditional and contemporary design, looks perfect, beautiful

  17. james holland
    Posted December 6, 2016 at 3:42 PM | Permalink

    Brilliant example of bricklaying.

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