Driftwood

Contemporary Replacement Dwelling

The magnificent architecture stands the test of time and will be an excellent example of successful modern design.

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What We Propose

The ground floor is designed around a central viewing axis to ensure uninterrupted views from the principal entrance through to the rear garden.  This central foyer comprises an open plan kitchen-living-dining area that’s carefully positioned to maximise the amount of natural daylight that floods the space.

Also sited on the ground floor is a luxury master suite with a separate bathroom and walk-in dressing room, which opens out onto a new raised terrace.

The first floor has two large double bedrooms with en-suites and private terraces that look over a large expanse of living/green roof and the garden beyond.  A separate study and cinema room are positioned around a central atrium with a large roof light which provides dual aspect views of the front and rear gardens and floods this central area with natural light, creating a truly unique first floor landing area.

  • Location
    Loughton, Essex
  • Size
    392 square metres
  • Status
    On Site April 2018
  • Cost
    Undisclosed
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The Existing House

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Design Features

  • Glazed corners with dramatic overhangs at ground and first floor levels create dynamic architectural features
  • Large vertical window openings create a strong connection to the surrounding gardens, offering an excellent outlook from the interiors and helping to create bold and contemporary elevations
  • Continuous timber ceilings and external soffits create an aesthetic flow and connection with the garden
  • A sunken fire pit and integrated water features have been designed in conjunction with our associated landscape architect
  • An overhanging upper terrace at the rear creates the illusion that the main house is floating
  • The existing building will be over-clad with contemporary materials, including contrasting natural and stained timber slats, plus textured render
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