Ridgecote, Dorking.

The comprehensive refurbishment and remodelling of an extensive property within a private housing estate, with the minimum of new build elements.

The property sits on a ridge overlooking the North Downs, the existing 1920’s building is overly fussy for the clients tastes and has had a number of uncomplimentary extensions over its lifetime. This has created a labyrinth of poorly connected rooms.

Our brief is to achieve an internal+external cohesiveness to the house + set it properly within its extensive gardens.

Internally, the three reception rooms are combined into one with a lowered lounge ‘den’. This is accessed via a gallery hallway through a grande oak glazed double door on axis from the new entrance+ access to the rear grounds.

The existing garage block is relocated with a new utility room+ relocated kitchen.

The existing swimming pool is transformed into a sunken walled garden + the pool is relocated in the rear garden adjacent to the tennis courts.

The six bedrooms on the first floor are fully refurbished with four ensuites + family bathroom.

The mastersuite is extended with a panoramic balcony over the rear garden.

The entire building is to re-rendered, new composite glazing system + underfloor heating throughout.

The house will have a heat recovery + central vacuum systems.

The project is currently on site with completion due in November 2013.

The main house, when completed will have a +700sqm footprint.

The grounds are in process of being re-modelled, designed by acres wild

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