We were invited to tender for a complex project set within a delightful woodland clearing in spring waters.
The property was designed by the Classic Architecture Company in a classical Neo Georgian style. It was constructed using piles driven down 16m to bedrock through spring waters. During the formation of the pile caps, waters were pumped out day and night until the floors were complete.
Cast stone components in Bath stone were supplied by Haddonstone to form quoins, pier columns, strings courses, architraves, pediments and front entrance portico. Each component carefully installed and set in place by eye to reflect the classic nature of the period details. The exterior was finished with a natural soft lime render to blend with the colours of the surrounding environment.
The door and window openings were designed in a balance of contemporary and classic styles; frameless glazed units were installed between the pillars of the bays with glass fins forming the door openings. In this way, glass was utilised as a structural material to provide sun filled rooms with a luxurious interior. For the remainder of the openings, tall sash windows were installed.
Within the interior of the hall, a deep channel was formed to allow the natural spring water to run straight through the hall with a glazed lid. The floor was finished with limestone continuing up a cantilevered stairs leading to glazed walkway linking the wings to either side – the interior is very captivating and a delight to all.
Ground Floor – Entrance Hallway, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Kitchen and Family Room, Hall, Wine Store, Utility Room, Library.
First Floor – Master Bedroom, Dressing Room, Ensuite, Glazed Walkway, Inner Hallway, 3 Bedrooms, 2 ensuites and Family Bathroom
The kitchen and bathrooms were fitted with a range of luxurious equipment with limestone walling and flooring and featured concrete worktops and waterfall showers
The heating to the house is supplied by a GSHP (Ground Source Heating Pump) drawing the energy from the surrounding land and springs to supply the UHF (Under Floor Heating) throughout the property.
The lighting and AV system was designed to complement the house and provides mood settings for every occasion for both illumination and audio. Discreet lighting is placed in settings within the estate to focus on the streams, waterfalls and the surrounding paths.
The perimeter of the house features a private decking area overlooking the waterfalls, steps lead to a 2 story garage and driveway finished in resin stone gravel.
One of our best projects, simply an amazing house and we look forward to the next challenge.