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Cotswolds Retreat by Design Storey Architects

Design Storey Architects have been shortlisted for Luxury Residence – UK Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2023.

Design Storey Architects recently completed a stunning residential project that transformed a traditional Cotswold house into a modern family retreat, seamlessly blending contemporary design with the picturesque landscape.

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The clients, drawn by the charm of the Cotswold setting, approached Design Storey Architects with a vision to reimagine their home as a tranquil escape from their bustling London lives. With an open brief, Design Storey set out to enhance the main house and establish a stronger connection between the interior and the surrounding environment. The project scope also included a leisure and wellness area, featuring a gym, swimming pool, and entertainment space.

The original layout of the house, organized around an “H” shape plan, presented flow challenges and compromised the overall layout. Design Storey Architects’ approach was to reconfigure and extend the house to optimize its relationship with the landscape while preserving the existing character.

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A striking two-story glazed extension was added to the rear, bridging the wings of the “H” and creating a harmonious flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. This extension introduced a living room on the ground floor and a master bedroom suite above, complete with a balcony overlooking the garden. The extension not only improved the flow within the house but also allowed for the relocation of the staircase to the front, creating a dramatic double-height entrance.

The interior spaces were reconfigured to accommodate five bedrooms and an open-plan ground floor that offers views of the garden from every room. A corner window in the dining room provides panoramic views of the lake and gallops, further enhancing the connection to the natural surroundings.

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The outbuilding was thoughtfully refurbished, serving as an entertainment space with a feature fireplace, bar area, and games room. Bi-fold doors seamlessly connect the interior with the outdoor pool terrace, inviting residents to enjoy the serene outdoor environment.

Design Storey Architects successfully realized the client’s vision of a contemporary yet harmonious home that invites relaxation and respite. The completed project showcases the firm’s expertise in blending innovative design concepts with the inherent beauty of the Cotswold landscape, resulting in a truly remarkable residential oasis.

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