Housing Development Case Study
Orchard House, Essex
This scheme, for a new residential property, owes much to the persistence and commitment of the client who acquired the site on former water-works land in the Essex area and maintained his enthusiasm for the project through protracted negotiations with the local planning authority. After many years of development and debate A.W. Hardy & Co Limited were invited to bid for the new home in open tender and were pleased to secure the contract following an interview process which assured the client of our attention to detail and quality.
The split-level residence was designed to take advantage of the location on a sloping site with views across open farm-land and the Essex countryside. Whilst the interior boasted all the accoutrements of a modern home the external appearance provided for an older, cottage-style aspect with rendered walls above a brick plinth with one elevation having panels of rough-cast render divided by timber boards.
The internal space allowed for four bedrooms, a living room, a day-room and a large kitchen-dining area. Cut into the hill the residence was completed with a cellar, double garage and secondary ground-floor accommodation comprising a ‘snug’, utility area and bathroom/shower facilities (which supplemented the ensuite provision and other bathroom facilities on the main floor).
Externally, extensive landscaping was carried out to provide a gated, sweeping driveway and various brick and stone footpaths across a re-graded grassed area, left ready for the client’s own planting scheme.
A.W. Hardy are pleased to have delivered a prestigious, bespoke property to the client’s exacting specification and wish him and his family many years of enjoyment in their new countryside idyll.
Contract period: 10 months
Client: Private client
Design Team: Ian Harrington (architect)
Housing Development Case Studies
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