West Horsley, Surrey

The brief for this project was to design a house inspired by the arts and crafts tradition, to replace a bungalow which had been built as a holiday home in the 1920s.  The design is inspired by the work of C F A Voysey and incorporates the rough cast render typical of his work.  Our clients were keen to incorporate an eyebrow window into the design which we managed to achieve.  The restricted nature of the site lead to a layout with the front door in the centre of an L-shaped plan leading into a hexagonal double height hallway with oak panelled staircase.  A large inglenook fireplace forms the focal point of the living room and oak benches in the covered porch provide a spot to sit and take off your walking boots.  A ground floor shower room future proofs the house allowing ground floor living should it be required in the future.  Solar photovoltaic panels and the incorporation of a Tesla Powerwall along with a highly insulated structure have resulted in a highly efficient house.

Nye Saunders obtained planning consent from Guildford Borough Council, following a very positive pre-application consultation, and took the project through to completion on site.

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