Details of clients' art collection replaced the brief to create a beautifully crafted home
Scott Donald Architecture for private client
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 544.00 m²
Net internal area: 497 m²
Wrapped in dark render, slate and black powder-coated metal, Winter House recedes from view behind protected trees that encircle a 0.4ha plot within a conservation area. A mostly solid facade to the street gives privacy, but the house opens up on the garden side. Long expanses of unobstructed glazing create fluid connections to the landscape, enabled by complicated transfer structures that are neatly concealed. In lieu of a conventional brief the architect was given details of the client’s impressive art collection, which informed the position of walls and the character of light-filled spaces. Relaxed interiors are warmed by natural materials. With architect-designed furniture and seamlessly integrated services that show meticulous attention to detail, this is a beautifully crafted home.