Private Residence

Client | Private Client
Location | 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. The 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 of: plinth course, quoins, ground and first floor window surrounds, circular feature windows and chimney caps in Blaxter Buff, Northumberland Sandstone.

Cragg and Derbyshire sandstone paving was extensively used throughout the hard landscaping, rainwater gully, channels and setts: alongside Baxter Buff steps and copings.

The use of stone also extends to the interior / fireplace with an 80m² Portland limestone floor, pilasters to walls, bespoke hand carved fireplace, and Chichester Stoneworks’ trademark staircase.

Summer House (Phase II)

Phase II of the works comprised of a second dwelling in the form of a single storey Pool House.

Architectural cues taken from the nearby house are echoed in similarly proportioned stone plinths, windows, quoins, cornice, pediments and chimneys.