Sussex House, West Sussex

Considered to the very last detail

Wilkinson King Architects for Neville and Nicola Abraham

Contract value: Undisclosed

GIA: 3053m          

Client of the Year Award

This standalone villa in the Sussex countryside is an exceptional retreat. Externally the house is quietly confident, with its row of low-profile roof pyramids and windows positioned for the views. An absence of decoration and ornament gives this modern house a functional feel, but one that is considered to the very last detail. 

Internally, the double height void and stair orchestrate the house effortlessly, organising contiguous open plan and cellular spaces into a simple but elegant arrangement. The over-sailing first floor echoes a quiet monastic cloister with sun-filled spaces and carefully framed views. There is much to admire about the house, and it is clear the designers have invested a lot of energy into achieving a crafted feel using modern materials and technologies.

See other winners in the RIBA Regional Awards 2015 – South East