Delighted to have both Abbots Way and Lighthouse 65 shortlisted for the RICS South East Awards 2013.
The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
Abbots Way – Residential Category
Lighthouse 65 – Residential Category
Abbots Way is a stunning five bedroom house, bordered by mature trees and a small lake. This spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy, whilst its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location.
The site is accessed via a private forest lane. Its overtly linear approach extends into the plot and creates the conceptual main axis. A second axis, perpendicular to the former, intersects and leads towards a hot tub and the lake. These axes are defined by timber paths and large stone walls that begin in the garden and run through the house and out the other side. The walls continue through the plot, to link a further a separate office and gym space at the bottom of the garden…
The Lighthouse 65 is a super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom house sitting in a beautiful water side location enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
The site is enclosed between two neighboring buildings and a 7m high embankment to the north; of which pavement and street access sits at the top. This access, to the roof level of the property, and the one-directional view over the beach, English Channel and Isle of Wight to the south, has led to an interesting design which takes inspiration from traditional beach pavilions such as the De La Warr in Bexhill a little further along the coast…
Winners to be announced at the RICS South East Awards ceremony on the 16 May.
For more information on both projects please visit ardesignstudio.co.uk/portfolio-category/new-builds