design et al are delighted to announce that AV Architects have been shortlisted for a Regeneration Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016
Homefield Coach House is a spacious family home of approximately 6, 000 sq ft on a plot of 15.7 acres, with fabulous far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside with Canary Wharf visible in the distance. The wonderful Victorian coach house had been extended in the 1990’s resulting in an awkward, disjointed building of conflicting proportions and natures. Through a considered design process using modern computer modelling and more traditional physical models a unified design was developed that has resulted in a unique family home.
The client’s brief was rather unusual being that whatever works were required should look like they’d been in place 100 years. So together with the client the designers set about sourcing distressed oak parquet, subtle stone checkered flooring, cast iron radiators and antique light fittings together with designing various bespoke joinery elements and features.
The richly detailed oak staircases were designed by the architect in collaboration with local craftsmen and finished by French polishers. Over sized architraves, decorated wall paneling and a splendid antique crystal chandelier complement the wondrously luxurious main staircase that is at the heart of the house. The grounds around the house have been extensively landscaped to provide ample car parking, water features, seating terraces, a croquet lawn and swimming pool with a self contained pool house.