We were instructed to design an unassuming and private two bedroom, single floor property to accommodate a retired couple.
The brief was delivered by creating a building clad in cedar, which will naturally age and grey to blend into its leafy surroundings. To ensure privacy the building was closed to the roadside, but features floor to ceiling doors that can be fully opened at the rear.
To allow even further natural light into the living space an extensive rooflight was also installed in the main living room. Following completion of the project, we received the following feedback from our client:
“Over 25 years we had made a number of attempts to obtain planning permission to build a bungalow on a plot of land we own, without success. We decided to have one final try and appointed ArchiPhonic, after they were recommended to us by friends. Director, David Banister and the team at ArchiPhonic managed the project from the start and were successful in gaining planning permission. David and the team also oversaw the development when it went on site, which was helpful to us as we were not living in the area at the time. After many years trying to turn our dream home into a reality, we are now living in our beautiful, modern two-bedroom cedarwood bungalow, designed with the expert help and guidance of David and the team at ArchiPhonic. We find friends who come to visit White House Folly with pre-concieved expectations of a wooden bungalow are surprised by the state of the art home they they find – it really does have the ‘wow’ factor. We have already recommended ArchiPhonic to friends and we will certainly continue to do so.”