ASHFOLD HOUSE, SUSSEX

Architect : John Simpson Architects Limited Completion date : Jan 1993
Size : 2 000 to 4 999 sqm Contract value : £0.5m - £4.99m
Housing experience : One-off Houses
Commercial experience : Culture & Entertainment, Landscaping, Conservation
Services : FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment), Project Management, Interior Design

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About this project

Perhaps the single most impressive feat in this project was in making the house seem so much larger than its 2500 sq ft, giving it the architectural gravitas and sophistication of a country house. The exterior is clearly inspired by Soane, with the most obvious references being Soane's house in Lincolns Inn and Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, which are echoed in the south and north elevations respectively. Just as Soane was also excited by the possibilities offered by new technology, so John Simpson has taken delight in incorporating modern systems such as underfloor heating into the scheme, and many other modern elements such as burglar alarm sensors are beautifully intergated into specially designed housings which allow them to blend seamlessly with the building. The project was completed in 1990.

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