The client brief was to provide a unique space for entertaining. Somewhere suitable to have a family roast, play games, host a party, hold meetings or work from home. The challenge was how to incorporate the functional needs of these uses without compromising on the concept of the building as a single volume.
Internally, the granite was fully tanked and insulated providing an energy-efficient and controlled environment within.
As the house underwent a full renovation, a coordinated overall theme was followed, but with contrasting styles of detailing and a mixed material specification to provide a varied user experience of each space that responds to function and intimacy, but also respects the historic interest of the existing building.
The landscaping was an integral part of the project. All the external space is designed to respond to the views from within whilst offering sheltered pockets of space to enjoy between the buildings.