Water End House is part of a small collection of dwellings on a family estate centred around the largest dwelling Derwent Bay House which sits to the north of Water End House. The private estate is surrounded by mature trees with partial views through trees across Derwent Bay looking towards the opposite woodland.
It was agreed the proposals should be of a highly contemporary approach but one which the site and its context could accommodate.
The proposed two storey pitched roof, detached house with full height glazing to the ground floor supports a zinc clad timber frame upper floor and roof. This replaced the existing dwelling which was damaged during the storms of December 2015.
The replacement family home will provides a modern design suitable to the estate which currently contains a range of architectural styles unique to each building. The proposed materials for the project included Burlington blue / grey stone random walling that assisted – by forming large privacy walls – in maintaining high levels of privacy between the various residencies on the site.
The property is fed by a biomass heating system fuelled by wood pellets, lime mortar has been used throughout the external masonry wall construction and a timber frame walling system complete with cellulose insulation achieves a breathable external envelope.
"CGA are an outstanding team, Chris is super talented and highly professional, he took time to understand and interpret our brief to perfection, creating our dream home. His attention to detail from innovative design to project managing, liaising with builders, planners, contractors, meeting deadlines and managing budgets was all undertaken with consummate professionalism, humour, warmth and positivity."
Mike & Tina
Built in 1903, Damson Fell was the vicarage to the nearby village church and was named after the plentiful Damson trees that are a part of this delightful corner of the Lake District National Park, the property is set in private grounds of approximately 1.2 acres. Damson Fell is a fine example of Edwardian Lakeland architecture.
Thornthwaite Hall, is an impressive grade II listed hall house near the village of Bampton near to Haweswater in the county of Cumbria. The large farmhouse comprises a late 16th century tower and hall, however, the hall had fallen in to disrepair by the late 20th century with part of it used as a bank barn.
Architectural design for this contemporary educational shelter within the woods above Windermere for the National Trust.
The Sheepfold facility is a striking standalone building situated in The Upper Booth Campsite designed by Crosby Granger for The National Trust in the heart of the Edale Valley in the Peak District National Park.
The Education shelter and toilet facility is situated in the wooded car park at Tarn Hows, Coniston - one of the ‘honey pots’ of The Lake District National Park.