Ashwicken House, Ashwicken

The design of the dwelling has influences from the 20th century Arts and Crafts movement but is presented in a modern style entirely suited to its rural setting on a road of prestigious properties. Floor levels varied across the footprint of the property to accommodate the sloping site – an excellent feature indeed.

The intention was to offer versatile living space, creating a social environment ideal for entertaining family and friends in addition to private spaces. These include a playroom for the kids to keep the toys in one place, a sunroom to take in the great garden views or an office area for those who work from home. The ground floor is spacious and well-defined; an imposing reception hall leads to the dining room, lounge and kitchen. The lounge has been designed as a single-storey, allowing for an entire vaulted ceiling with feature oak trusses and an open inglenook fireplace. A day room that is accessible from the lounge and kitchen will offer great views over the rear garden, and it will, in turn, give access to the sunroom/playroom and utility room.

The first-floor landing space is as impressive as the ground floor. There is space for a well-lit open-plan study or sitting area with access to three double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from having its own dressing room, an en-suite shower, and a balcony. The very top floor is home to bedroom four and the study.