Project Name: Heathcote

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Date Completed: January 2018

Interior Designer: Oakeve Interior Architect Design Practice

Architect: Oakeve Limited

Developer: Oakeve Limited

Located on one of the most prestigious residential roads in Buckinghamshire, Heathcote is an imposing ‘Lutyens Style’ country house of grand proportions constructed to an exceptional specification with a sumptuous, state-of-the-art interior. The design brief for Heathcote was to create a truly impressive, new family home of grand proportions. Set within mature, landscaped gardens, the property was to appeal to sophisticated buyers looking for a central Beaconsfield location.

The house was constructed using handmade external materials, to promote and maintain the established ‘Arts & Crafts’ elevations. The use of stone surrounds and the rounded stone front arch were original and key architectural elements, which gave the house its grandeur and presence within the street scene. Softened by mature, generous planting, Heathcote had an understated stature typical of large historic houses from generations past.

Internally, the aim was to achieve a truly sumptuous, fabulous home, which provides an ‘aspirational lifestyle’ choice to any discerning purchaser, whilst still providing homage to its architectural styling. Specifically, these aspirations were taken to embody luxury and opulence, well-being and comfort, safety and security and technologically-advanced, intelligent design. In order to successfully achieve this brief, the highest quality of craftsmanship and resources were brought together to create a luxuriously appointed, technologically-advanced, opulent home. Designed with intelligent room flow, abundant natural light and muted tactile fabrics and finishes, the house engendered comfort and well-being.

Connection of spaces was also important, as the property was to have both formal and informal living areas. Family living, entertaining and socialising were given equal importance as spaces were connected depending upon their anticipated purpose. Within the bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, relaxation, comfort and tranquillity were key design principles for the house infrastructure components, such as underfloor heating, air conditioning, Lutron lighting and Control4 audio visual. Bespoke furniture and cabinetry was designed specifically for Heathcote, ensuring design continuity throughout the property, which when used in conjunction with a soft, complementary colour palette, resulted in a holistic, comprehensive and thoughtful scheme. In summary, the design brief was to promote owner well-being and encapsulate the ‘aspirational lifestyle choice’ for any discerning prospective purchaser.