"Holmewood nestles into the gently undulating Chiltern hills, a house that defies preconceptions, bathed in natural light and embracing the stunning views."
Emerging from a mature beech wood, graceful curves lead you towards the main entrance, with the landscape softly enveloping the accommodation within. From the entrance hall, you are drawn past a reflecting-pool that lies at the heart of the house where a moving floor raises flush for entertaining larger gatherings, or lowers to become a swimming pool. The principal reception rooms are arranged beyond along the southern elevation and divided by sliding walls.
Lofty ceilings and extensive glazing allows sunlight to flood in, with a high thermal mass tempering the prevailing climate, saving energy and encouraging cross ventilation and fresh air for most of the year. Whilst practical and pragmatic, it is a home, a place to entertain, a neutral foil for furniture and art, and sensitive to its unique surroundings.
1,350 m² (14,500 ft²)
Corona Design, Expedition, Jonap, Machin Bate, Sandy Brown Associates, Wheeler Group