design et al are delighted to announce that Henley Homes have been shortlisted for a Residential £10 million plus Project by Value Award in The International Design And Architecture Awards 2016 .
Henley Homes have created this stunning modern new build 6-bed, 6-bath home over 4 floors, with gym, pool/spa, entertainment room with a 6ft bar and beautiful living/dining space. The project features interior design from Moderno Interiors by Kajal Patel The brief was to create a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ home for the owners, who loved the location but needed a residence with more entertainment and living space. The original detached dwelling was taken down and an extensive basement was excavated, to house the pool, gym, spa, games room and entertainment space, as well as the practicalities of associated plant and technology. On the ground floor, the brief was a modern and luxurious take on Zen-like calm and minimalism, with a real feeling of welcome and homecoming too. So, alongside double-height spaces, full-height frameless glazing and striking modern lighting there is thoughtful planning of relaxation zones and cooking/dining areas. The owners can live and work comfortably, can fully inhabit it as a family, but can also throw open the doors and entertain on a grand scale. The flow of these spaces works equally well. On the upper floors, generous bedrooms lead onto spacious and well-appointed bedroom suites. The brief here was lavish comfort, privacy and relaxation, informed by design elements from some of the best international boutique hotels. The views are out over sedum roofs towards the focal point, a 6 foot marble Buddha in the landscaped gardens, exuding calm serenity over the whole scheme.The design palette counterpoints rich metallics and flashes of bold colour against restrained modern darks and neutrals with both natural and industrial textures. Glamour with an exciting edge. Open-grained wood, polished concrete-style wall treatments, steel, glass and white walls – and everywhere the light just floods in.In addition Henley also had to confound local market expectations by the total transformation of the pretty uninspiring original properties. The interior brief was to create spacious and contemporary apartments, maximizing available light and enabling flexible use of space.