Lone Oak Hall

Michael Wilford & Partners, East Sussex, 2000

 

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Indigenous natural materials such as sandstone and timber are juxtaposed with plate and stainless steel. A spiral stair links the balcony to the circular lawn 

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  • Indigenous natural materials such as sandstone and timber are juxtaposed with plate and stainless steel.  A spiral stair links the balcony to the circular lawn    
  • The eastern elevation is punctuated by the geometric forms of a torqued square kitchen foodstore and a double-height trefoil which contains the bathrooms    
  • To the east the house is a discreet presence partially screened by trees.  This is in stark contrast to the open aspect to the west    
  • The first-floor bridge leads to the main public floor while the lower-level entrance gives access to the guest rooms and pool    
  • The front door and the living room door form an east-west axis.   The master bedroom is to the right of the hall, the kitchen is to the left    
  • A purple sculptural form marks the entrance to the foodstore at the corner of the kitchen    
  • The kitchen area overlooks the dining space.  Splashes of colour are used throughout the project    
  • The  en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom occupies the upper floor of a sculptural trefoil-shaped enclosure    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Cross section    
  • Detail of suspended glazed wall framed with Douglas fir     
  • Detail section at eaves    

Home for the architect, which uses Wealden building traditions, situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside

The house uses indigenous natural materials such as sandstone and timber which are juxtaposed with plate and stainless steel.

To the east the house is a discreet presence partially screened by trees, creating a stark contrast to the open aspect to the west. Entering the house via the first floor bridge, you are lead through the glass and timber front door to the entrance hall and staircase, which forms an east-west axis.

Wilford uses his trademark bold colours throughout the house in shades of purple, magenta, and yellow. A purple sculptural form marks the entrance to the foodstore in the corner of the kitchen.

Data

  • Begun: 1996
  • Completed: 2000
  • Sector: House
  • Funding: Private
  • Address: Lone Oak Hall , East Sussex, TN7 4EX, United Kingdom

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