Halfkey House

Project: New Dwelling House

Client: Private

Duration: 12 months

Architect: Osbornes Chartered Architects

The existing buildings on the site were demolished to make way for a traditionally constructed buildings combining red brickwork and large oak timber window and screen features. The project involved the construction of a two storey six bedroom, 5 bathroom house along with separate garage block and indoor swimming pool. All offset with long sweeping drive and landscaped gardens incorporating sunken seating area.

The house, with its large glazed oak frames set between brick and traditional slated roof gives an impressive appearance overlooking the surrounding countryside with picturesque views from every window. The interior of the house gives a spacious feel with an open full height entrance hall, elegant curved staircase and large open plan kitchen area.

Each room in the house is fitted with purpose made joinery and built in furniture along with the latest technology to maximize the use and appearance.

The swimming pool building structure combines a steelwork frame with green oak trusses, aluminium bi-folding sliding doors and oak cladding with traditional slate roof to compliment the main house. The swimming pool is fitted with swim jets and a ventilation system which eliminates condensation to the screens and windows.

The garage block built in a similar style to the house and swimming pool is large enough for two cars also incorporates two separate store rooms and a large attic space which was utilized for roosting boxes for bats.

The rear of the house has a large oak framed canopy structure linking the house with the garden and a sunken seating area with a water feature and pond at one end giving a total ‘chilling’ area for gatherings.