A house that has clearly delighted his clients
Strom Architects for private client
Contract value: £750,000
This is a single-storey home for octogenarian clients and their disabled daughter, who handed the architect a two-page brief and said ‘get on with it’.
The design provides flexible deep open plan living, with a fantastic view to the south west of the clients’ old farmhouse and surrounding hills.
Extreme purity and intelligence has been at work and the result is an almost effortless sense of space. The chimney stack neatly conceals the CH&P exchange unit as well as providing for the open fire in the living area.
Flooring in the main spaces is local Purbeck limestone which provides thermal mass, while glazed facades maximise natural light.
Structural challenges had to be overcome following discovery of a mine shaft. The architect displayed tenacity and vision, while producing a house that has clearly delighted his clients.
Regional Project Architect of the Year (Magnus Strom)