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House at Guildown Road, Guildford

House at Guildown Road, Guildford

Our client approached us having seen our completed design at Pentland Avenue, Edinburgh in a magazine. Like our clients in Edinburgh, she also wished to downsize from a comparatively large Edwardian house to a smaller house, on a site to be located at the foot of a south facing terraced garden.

Our design proposes a single storey house, L-shape in plan with two internal levels. The kitchen dining and living areas are combined at the heart of the plan and are focussed on a magnificent view of the surrey countryside to the south east. Master bedroom is placed to one side, and guest bedroom and study to the other. Top light brings south light in along the perimeter circulation. From the approach from above the house is virtually invisible with a sedum planted roof and hedges disguising it from neighbours. Virtually all the fenestration focuses on the remaining private garden defined by the L-shaped plan.

The application was submitted to Guildford Council In July 2009 but has been withdrawn and abandoned after an disagreeable campaign mounted by a neighbour.

Other Details
Architects Richard Murphy, Craig Amy, James Mate, Piotr Kmiotczyk, Tersius Maass
Quantity Surveyor The Selway Joyce Partnership
Client Mrs Margaret Forgan
15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1RW | Tel 0131 220 6125 |