01 New House West Sussex

JWA was commissioned to replace the original 1920s four bedroom detached property. The new build house was completed in Summer 2020 running to an area of 3,400 square feet with six bedrooms and a generous provision of bathrooms, dressing rooms and family living space.

Taking a cue from the established formal landscaped garden setting and inspired by Palladio’s Villa Poiana the design adopts a half cube form with elevations varying in response to the orientation of the house. The East and West facing elevations feature Diocletian windows.

The South elevation is screened from the drive by lush planting; this primary living space is articulated by a generously glazed projecting bay with covered balcony above. The North elevation features a double-height stair window rigged ready for client’s spinning trapeze practice.

03 New House West Sussex
06 New House West Sussex

“James’ design really made the most of the garden with the trapeze windows opening onto the original parterre garden. What I love about our new home is how the design literally brings the garden into the house.”