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Roger Stephenson Architects Download Original
- Begun: Jan 2008
- Completed: Jan 2010
- Floor area: 560m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £2.1M
- Funding: Private
- Procurement: JCT IFC 2005 with contractor’s design
- Address: North Cheshire, United Kingdom
Large four-bedroom family house with south-facing gardens in the heart of a conservation area
The surrounding Victorian villas juxtapose the industrial aesthetic of this modern, sustainable house, which comfortably nestles into the southward sloping site in North Cheshire. It presents a four-storey elevation from the garden side and but only three on the north facade, allowing large areas of the house to be concealed from the road.
The lower two floors are contained within a brick plinth volume, which occupies almost the full width of the site. Facilities on the lower ground floor include a sauna and shower room, gym, wine store and media room. The ground floor houses the kitchen, living and dining areas as well as a guest suite and a garage.
The first and second floors of the house are configured as a narrow, rendered block which architecturally addresses the southern slope and long views. They accommodate the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms, with a south-facing terrace on the second floor.