Winkfield House, Berkshire
Set in a leafy lane in Winkfield, Berkshire this new dwelling sits in a secluded site, very much on its own overlooking polo fields and woodland.
The property is screened on three sides, with the remaining rear boundary, kept open to avoid obstructing the stunning views.
The replacement house has been pushed further back, and slightly reorientated from its predecessor, to allow a greater enjoyment of the sun path and outlook.
The symmetrical approach to the front elevation was a prerequisite outlined by the client, even prior to appointment, so was inevitably retained through to completion – the function of the spaces beyond not clearly apparent to visitors on arrival.
The almost obsession, and love of symmetry, is continued in plan, with the winding staircase being centrally placed, and living spaces radiating outwards.
The house is built in a buff brick, with dark grey aluminium windows, and a grey slate roof.
To the rear garden a separate swimming pool and gym complex has been built being linked discretely by means of an underground tunnel from the main house at basement level.