Private Residence – Hale, Altrincham

Portfolio Description

Private Residence, Hale

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Hale, Altrincham

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326m² (3510 Sqft)

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Circa £600,000 Excluding fixtures & fittings (2020)

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Services Provided

Sketch proposals & CGI Visuals

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42 Weeks

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Design & build contractor

New Build Hale

We were approached by our client to produce a handful of concept new build developments, befitting to a number of locations around South Manchester & Cheshire. Our client was looking for innovation, striking aesthetics, and practical use of space.

On this proposal we looked to create the ideal family home which not only ties in with the beautiful architecture on display on Park Road, Hale, but also provides a great home layout, tailored to the needs of any growing family. The ground floor comprises of all the “must have” rooms and the generous floor area allows for ample space. The highlight of the ground floor has to be open plan kitchen, dining and snug area located at the rear end of the property. This open plan area is spacious to say the least and totals close to half of the ground floor. Aware of how large this open plan space is, we have provided ample glazing to allow as much natural daylight as possible. At the rear of the room/property we have incorporated tremendous 8.5m wide sliding doors, creating an almost glass wall, this was with the aim of bringing the views of the magnificent Cheshire planes into the property whilst also drowning the space with light. Further to this, 2 large rooflights are set within the flat roof as well as a 3.5m wide letterbox windows on each gable wall, providing the room with not only aesthetically pleasing glazing features but also further providing views and light from all angles. The ground floor also provides a large lounge, WC and office space all accessed off the hall. A double garage, boot room and utility can all be accessed from the side of the property.

The first floor provides 5 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and a large bathroom. The 3 spacious bedrooms at the rear looks to follow suit with the open plan space below and incorporate close to full height windows, looking out to the back of property and allowing daylight into the bedrooms. With the en-suite and bathrooms located on the sides of the property to maximise bedroom window views at the front and rear, we look to the front section of the property to house the large master bedroom. This space, located above the lounge, has a lower roof than the main part of the house for aesthetic purposes, this did allow us to incorporate pitched dormers to the side and rooflights to vaulted ceilings. This large area allows for a walk-in wardrobe leading to an en-suite incorporated within the bedroom.

For the external design of this new build in Hale, we wanted the property to stand out yet not be too imposing, therefore, we opted to break-up the front & side elevations by reducing the ridge height above the master bedroom, which allowed for the creation of 2 pitched roof dormers to the front elevation. In addition, by adding the large double garage onto the side of the property, it allowed the elevation to follow suit and provides a softer approach.

The rear of property on the other hand looks to glazing features to break the elevation up. As mentioned, the large 8.5m sliding doors provide a complete glass wall to the rear of the ground floor and the 3 tall bedroom windows break up the rear elevation at the first-floor level. Where the ground floor extends past the first floor, we incorporated a parapet flat roof to provide a contemporary focal point to the rear elevation. We looked to provide consistency to the glazing throughout the property and arranged the transoms in a unique configuration. Two sets of visuals where produced for this project one incorporating a light red/orange brickwork and the other from natural stone, both look to anthracite grey window frames with sandstone sills and headstones.

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