Contemporary New Build House

The clients purchased the site with an existing bungalow occupying the plot. The existing house having had little architectural merit. We saw an opportunity to build a new unequivocally contemporary home. The constructed design comprises a 400m2 main house occupying two floors and a distinct garden building of 110m2 which includes an in-door swimming pool.

The house is a sleek, stylish and modern 21st century house. With every detail finely honed, the house is a shining example of carefully-considered architecture and precisely-detailed construction.

A double height hallway design allows the south facing winter sun to be brought into the living spaces at ground floor . This double height glass helps ensure that the use of heating in the winter is minimised and that natural light is plentiful.

In the summer, unwanted sun-gains are shaded by the fact the glazing is set back in a deep reveal with an overhang. This deep reveal also helps provide fenestration to the facade and ensure that the double height glazing is less prominent. The central kitchen / living / dining space is the focus of the house.

The materials have been selected to fit a muted palette of greys and soft Scandinavian tones; their texture varying from rough brick through dark stained Western red cedar to polished grey concrete. Detailing is minimal and clinical.

This property deals with the challenge of being a comfortable, luxury family home while accomplishing the client’s sustainable responsibility in an elegant, mature and replicable way.

Established in 1991, Gregory Phillips Architects is a London-based architecture practice committed to delivering bespoke, exquisitely executed contemporary homes in the UK and abroad. The firm’s highly experienced team offers a seamless service encompassing architecture, landscaping and project management.

Gregory Phillips are committed to the achieving the highest level of home designs, bringing professionalism and dedicated project management to all aspects, providing elegant, tailored design solutions appropriate to each project.

We have produced many award winning modern homes, receiving accolades for both architecture and interior design; our most recent works include new build contemporary homes, basement excavation, substantial residential extensions, and new swimming pools. The firm’s impressive portfolio has been recognised internationally – resulting in extensive press coverage and high-profile industry awards.