Shortlisted: Tsiantar Architects for the £2.5-5 Million (Property Value) Award

design et al are delighted to announce the shortlist success for Tsiantar Architects in the £2.5-5 Million (Property Value) Award in the ID&A Awards 2014.

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The project, Moongate, in Prestbury, Cheshire was a complete refurbishment and extension to an existing house.The house was completely stripped back to the bare masonry and re-organised to provide significant accommodation. Substantial extensions were added to form garages with an office suite above. In addition a large swimming pool and gym, which is viewed from the dining room together with a large garden room and terrace.

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The swimming pool structure was added to the side of the house and the rear wall of the dining room replaced with a large plate glass window to give a full view over the pool. The gym is similarly positioned to view out to the garden over the pool behind a large window.

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The entrance to the property was re-configured to house a sweeping central staircase with wrap around galleried landing and a dome over.The family living area has been completely opened up into the garden room and houses a large kitchen, dining and sitting area and a play room arranged on different levels all to give views over the garden.

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Externally, the house has been given a new identity by introducing cream render and buff sandstone feature windows. Brickwork has been used to accentuate the chimneys and strong elements such as the two storey timber windows flanking the entrance give the house a character. The building was already multi faceted and this was enforced with the octagonal garden room and the angled position of the garages which all add to the idiosyncrasy of the project.