The construction of this 3000sqft five bedroomed detached, new build home is located in the village of Kingswood, Surrey
Kingswood village has a high proportion of property valued at £2.-£3million plus, but the developer felt there was a real gap in the market for quality houses on or around the £1m+price bracket.
The brief, therefore, was to appeal to a downsizing market, ie; prospective purchasers living in high value homes in Kingswood but now requiring a smaller property but still within the village, yet wishing to maintain the same high specification and quality of finishes and features that they had been accustomed to.
The site also had beautiful views overlooking paddocks so it was important for the design to take advantage of these from the rear elevations of the house. A decision was therefore made to re-position the initial kitchen layout which was originally at the rear of the ground floor. As a result a wonderful kitchen/breakfast/dining room was created on the lower ground floor featuring large bi-fold doors opening out onto walnut decking and the garden areas, making an ideal space for entertaining. This then freed up space on the ground floor for a large Family Room with three sets of French doors overlooking the paddocks – a room which we have subsequently been told the owners spend more time in with a glass of wine than the formal Drawing room at the front of the house!
Concept2Group worked in close partnership with Ania Stanik, Interior Designer for Ideal Standard at ‘The Bathroom’ in Clerkenwell and Karen Fergusson at Nolte Kuche to create a stunning kitchen and bathrooms which subsequently appeared as a featured magazine article.