The White House | Great Knowley

Category: Private Client
Services Provided: Concept Design, Local Authority Representations, Planning Consent & Building Regulation Submissions
Location: Great Knowley, Chorley, Lancashire

Residential New Build – The White House:

The White House is a contemporary luxury private residence set within the Green Belt, that truly embraces contemporary residential architecture. The unusual stepped elevated site allowed this 3 storey multi-levelled property to be designed to sit sensitively into its site location creating an illusion that the property has been carved into its landscape.  This project is a rare occasional whereby when developing the client brief, the client provided a list of room requirements and allowed us complete freedom to create a home that encompassed modernism and simple lines.

The concept design involved developing floor plans that allowed simple interaction between levels due to the site topography, we also wanted to create a entrance that created a strong vertical presence when approaching the front entry space. This involved design a natural dry stone wall and enclosed courtyard that allowed our client and visitors to approach via exterior corridor of white render and limestone gravel, this intentional walkway then opens up into the internal courtyard where the proportions of space are greatly increased to create a real architectural impact, the oversized front door and two storey glass atrium stairwell create enhanced connections between the floors and interior spaces.

It was discussed early that due to the site location and far reaching views that exterior spaces would be very important, due to the complexities of the slopping site we designed two extensive roof terraces that connect seamlessly across the ground floor walkway via a glass bridge allowing cohesion between hard landscapes and lawn spaces.

This projected is currently being prepared to be shortlisted for the Northern Design Awards 2016 in two categories Best Residential Concept and Best Luxury Residential Home, we are looking forward to seeing if ‘The White House’ is successful.