First Floor

Mezzanine Guest Bedroom

This open-plan bedroom looks out over the ground floor of the house and the garden beyond. A glass corner window overlooks the koi pond. The furniture is simple, modern and plain. The en-suite bathroom has one wall of glass blocks and a walk-in rain shower.

Sophie’s Room

James and Sophie’s rooms are back to back and mirrors of each other, they both have balconies looking over the garden, double beds, lighting niches and high clerestory windows.

Jamie’s Room

Both double bedrooms have built in desks and masses of built-in storage. Bright and airy, the rooms are sparsely furnished, leaving plenty of floor space for toys!

Family Bathroom

Forming the centerpiece of the Family Bathroom, a deep Lefroy Brooks bath sits on oak blocks, on a raised plinth of limestone. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, and provide ever-changing views from both the bath and the shower. One wall is constructed completely of frosted glass blocks, which as well as providing natural light, also double up as a light-wall.

Walkways & Stairs

The different levels of the house are connected by a series of walkways and staircases: from a bridge of timber and resin, to stairs of solid Perspex. The undoubted pièce de résistance is the old stone spiral staircase, rising 88 steps from the ground floor to the roof garden.

RIBA Awards for Architecture 2005
Short Listed
RIBA Awards for Architecture 2006

Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors Awards 2006
Highly Commended

Grand Designs Awards 2006

Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2005
Best Contemporary Home - Winner
Overall Winner for 2005

National Built in Quality Awards 2005
Best One-Off House - Winner
Warrington LABC Quality Award 2005
Overall Winner
Cheshire Built in Quality Award 2005
Overall Winner

British Lighting Design Awards 2005
Best Residential Design - Winner

Manchester Evening News Residential Property Awards 2005
Best Conversion - Winner

Andy Swan Award 2005
Best Rendered House - Winner