Private Residence, West Sussex
Main House (Phase I)
This attractive country dwelling has been designed to blend immediately within its surroundings, using softly toned locally sourced sandstone for the walling materials.
The external walls were constructed using naturally hydraulic lime mortar and local coarse aggregates. These load carrying masonry walls are made up of 100mm West Hoathly – split faced sandstone, tied into 225mm brickwork leaf with the use of regularly spaced ’bonder stones’ which penetrate both leaves. Generous external architectural features comprise: plinth course, quoins, ground and first floor window surrounds, circular feature windows, and cornice, chimney caps in Blaxter Buff, Nothumberland Sandstone.
There was exterior hard landscaping with the extensive use of Cragg, Derbyshire sandstone paving, rainwater gully, channels and setts: alongside Baxter Buff steps and copings.
The use of stone extends also to the interior with an 80m² Portland limestone floor, pilasters to walls, bespoke hand carved fireplace, and the team’s trademark staircase.
Pool House (Phase II)
Phase II of the works comprised a second dwelling in the form of a single storey Pool House.
Architectural queues taken from the nearby house are echoed in similarly proportioned stone plinths, windows, quoins, cornice, pediments and chimneys.
Client: Private Client
Principal Contractor: E A Chiverton
Specialist Stone Contractors: CSW Ltd
Architect: Quinlan & Francis Terry Architects