We were commissioned by an existing commercial client to design a new Georgian-style home for his family.
From the outset our intention was to create a home influenced by Georgian style rather than creating a pastiche; a design which redefined, rather than copied, a specific subset or period of style. We worked closely with our client to ensure that the exterior of the building met their expectations; was perfectly symmetrical, allowed for an elegant façade, classical motifs, columns, and other features of earlier Roman architecture.
In contrast, the interior was ultra-modern, blending functionality with elegance. Our modern example followed the route of a classical Georgian floor plan, having a large central hallway, with evenly sized reception rooms to either side. Upstairs was similarly formal with rooms placed so that the windows can follow the pattern set by the ground floor. Window choice was critical; with thin, refined glazing bars and deeper-than-standard reveals. The shallow roof ensured a dominant façade, improving kerb appeal.
The five-bedroom property, with a basement leisure suite, was designed to follow a period of classical architecture unified by balanced proportions, symmetry and horizontal emphasis, offset by the verticality of fenestration, order and hierarchy.