Skyridge

LEATHWAITE were passionate about creating this new contemporary home which combines exceptional design with low energy sustainable construction resulting in an ‘A’ – 96 Energy Efficiency rating. Completed in 2017 Skyridge is a unique house which has delivered against the design challenge of building a new home in the heart of the sensitive Surrey Hills greenbelt, and has provided an exciting addition to the diverse character of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The relationship of the house to the land minimises the impact of the house on the landscape whilst maximising the amazing position for the occupants. The design offers impressive views onto the site and beyond which along with the partially sunken nature of the building provides a feeling of connection with the landscape. The internal space and high standard of finishes would alone afford great merit, but combined with the bold architectural design, sensitive and creative positioning within an incredible landscape, the sustainable construction approach and ‘A rated’ low energy performance Skyridge is an amazing new home.

The project received a Guildford Design Award in November 2017 and was Commended for it’s Environmental Sustainability. It has also been shortlisted as a Regional Finalist for the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018.

Contemporary Design sympathetic to natural surroundings
The new contemporary low energy home sits partially submerged into the land.

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The accommodation is arranged with the kitchen, lounge and other living areas on the upper floor of the home, providing spectacular views across the site and beyond.

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The dark external finishes were chosen primarily to help the building blend into it’s surroundings but also to create a striking and dramatic effect which adds to visual drama of the home.

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In conjunction with the solar PV panels and inverters a Tesla Powerwall is installed which maximises the usage of energy generated by the solar panels.

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Bespoke Italian Designer Kitchen with moulded Corian work surfaces and sinks.

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Oak Staircase, hand made locally.

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Bespoke Italian Designer Dressing Room for Master-Suite

Loxone

Loxone system provides Smart Home Automation and Lighting control.

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Master Bathroom Suite

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The gabion retaining walls were constructed with recycled aggregate and faced with sandstone from the local quarry.

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400kg Stannah Platform Lift providing full accessibility to house for all.

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Luxury en-suite bathrooms

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In order to manage the land we enlisted the help of six Saddleback piglets.

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Triple Glazed ‘Passive House’ standard Windows and Sliding Doors

The new home is supported by a Sustainable Drainage and Water Treatment System.

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