The original dwelling on this site was destroyed by fire, leaving the family homeless. Following protracted negotiations with their insurers, funding was made available for a replacement property.
‘Daneswood’ is on a glorious site extending to a few hectares. As well as being very private, it is located towards the top of a hill which falls gently to the south. Access is conveniently from the north. An outdoor pool adorned the original house and the design was developed to capitalize on this resource.
The design of ‘Daneswood’ begins in plan form with a rectangle having one of its long sides facing south, thus setting the scene for all the principle rooms to capitalize on aspect, orientation and topography. A second rectangle intersects the north elevation and serves to separate the main and secondary entrances.
To add theatre to the composition, the main entrance opens into a two-storey hallway with open tread staircase and glazed wall to the lounge, thus providing stunning views right through the house.