A bespoke, contemporary family home nestled in a secluded setting off the prestigious Tadcaster Road, opposite York’s internationally renowned racecourse. Vincent & Brown worked collaboratively with the client to develop the brief and create a clear vision for a unique, modern family home.
The resulting scheme delivers a striking, contemporary property with innovative split-level interior. The design was conceived to provide flexibility in living and enhance the everyday luxury and wellbeing of the occupants. An L-shaped plan delivers two distinct garden spaces linked by a generous, light filled family room, erasing the boundaries between internal and external space. The resulting design is a prestigious residence with clean, elegant lines that nestles unobtrusively within its leafy enclave.
On approaching the property, an atrium roof demarcates the entrance and allows light to flood in, whilst simultaneously screening from adjacent neighbours. Downstairs, the palatial en-suite master bedroom with separate dressing room opens out onto a private terrace, with uninterrupted views of the garden beyond. Across the hall, the large kitchen dining room benefits from bi-fold doors to two elevations, enhancing the sense of space and ease of access to the courtyard and landscaped gardens. A home gym and snug reflect the desire for more intimate family space, both with access to a secondary sunken terrace. Upstairs two en-suite children’s bedrooms lead off a generous landing that doubles as a play area. And across the hall, the family room sits above the master bedroom with a Juliet balcony and elevated views over the leafy landscape beyond.
Externally, the highest-grade materials and exceptional craftsmanship reflect the character of the area and natural landscape. Red-brick, render and timber marry together to differentiate key elevations and highlight changes in mass. A double carport and garden store with living roof blend seamlessly into the setting and enhance the views from the children’s bedrooms above.
Encapsulating the very best of modern living in a suburban setting, this exceptional scheme, sensitive to the mature landscape, delivers sustainability at the heart of the project. Innovative solutions including solar panels, air source heat pumps and biofuel heating all minimise the carbon footprint of the scheme.
Outline planning approval was granted in February 2019.
Residential, Private homes