About This Project

“Thanks and well done – the first of many I hope!”

This magnificent six bedroom property benefits from one of the most desirable plots on a prestigious private estate in Berkshire.

Our client wanted to replace the existing single-storey house with a contemporary two-storey residence. The site falls within the Green Belt and was therefore subject to strict planning requirements, which have historically prevented schemes of this nature from happening.

Ascot Design’s initial proposal was a high quality modern dwelling designed to our clients’ specific preference and living requirements. Due to the above ground restrictions in floor area, it offered innovative solutions to much of the accommodation. This included guest accommodation at basement level in the style of a boutique hotel, arranged around a sunken courtyard to provide natural daylight.

After planning permission was granted, the client’s circumstances changed and the site had to be sold. Subsequently, our brief took a new direction and we were asked to design a house that would appeal to a wider audience. Following an assessment of the market and advice from estate agents, we designed and secured planning permission for a classically styled house.

This enabled the site to be offered to the open market with two contrasting planning permissions, giving any future buyer a choice of building styles.