Thakeham, West Sussex
A contemporary replacement house
perched on top of a sloping site.
The building is formed with two white boxes
stacked on top of each other, the first floor
tilted to take in the views of the National Park.

Thakeham, West Sussex
Stages Completed
Located on an elevated site in West Sussex with far reaching views of the South Downs National Park, the owners brief for the project was to demolish an existing traditional 1960s bungalow and replace it with a modern home which would take in the views from every room.

Planning was achieved for a contemporary designed house which was spread horizontally across the highest point of the site. Finished entirely in white render with aluminium windows, the home has been planned to respond to the simple brief which combines open plan living spaces with functional utility areas. A single flint wall has been used to form the main entrance whilst a rear entrance from the garage area dedicated for outdoor sports with a separate storage area, shower room and utility spaces.

The upper floor includes a tilted box which houses the master bedroom and has been angled specifically with the most dramatic view in mind. A slot window to the East Is positioned to allow the sunrise to be captured in the morning from the master bed.

A large roof terrace stretching across the front of the building with frameless glass balustrade allows for an elevated outdoor living space, whilst ensuring that the views are uninterrupted from the bedrooms.
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