Ivyhurst B & B

Contemporary Architecture in a Cranleigh Back Garden

On a sunny spot just outside the large village of Cranleigh, a stunning contemporary Scandia-Hus stands amidst the surrounding fields and trees. The house is hidden from the road by the owners’ current mid-century, architecturally designed home, and is approached from a long gravelled drive. As the building slowly appears into view, the white render […]

Contemporary Chalet Bungalow

Contemporary Chalet Forever Home

Perseverance is key. This is what Steve and Margaret Pettett have learned from their self-build experience. After years of research, unsuccessful plot purchases and battles with planning, the couple are finally able to relax in their forever home. It would have been difficult to find a more ideal plot for them than the one they […]

Modern, Hi-tech & Stylish Finishing Touches

Modern, Hi-tech & Stylish Finishing Touches

Having always had the desire to build their own home, the opportunity arose for Mr and Mrs Saffer to fulfil their dream when out for a walk one day, Mr Saffer came across a pre war chalet bungalow for sale down the road from where they lived. The appeal of modern living was an important […]

Contemporary Exterior, Exquisite Interior

This stunning, contemporary feel home, set in a beautiful location, is completely bespoke yet sits comfortably in its locality. The plot was originally part of the building next door, Hillrise, which for many years was the local maternity hospital, and latterly became a care home. As part of Hillrise’s changes, they decided to sell off […]

Inspired by Trip to South Africa

Inspired by Trip to South Africa

This truly spectacular home is the result of quite a remarkable journey for its owners, Bill & Maureen Langridge. The original dwelling had been purchased upon the owner’s return from a tea plantation in South Africa and very much reflected that style of dwelling – it was built on stilts and included a substantial external […]

From Shack to New England Splendour

From Shack to New England Splendour

This beautiful beachside home was inspired by Mr & Mrs Johnstone’s love of travelling and all things nautical. They decided they wanted to embark on the self build challenge and were delighted when a shabby “shack” became available to purchase. The little cottage was built in the 1960s and was seriously run-down. They had lived […]

Light Clean Lines

Light Clean Lines

Having harboured a dream to build his own home since the age of 11, Tim seized the opportunity to buy a property which he felt had the ideal plot on which to fulfil his ambition. The location was ideal – in an area both Tim and his wife had grown up in, very close to […]

Beachside House with Stunning Views

Beachside House with Stunning Views

Graham Simpkin lived in a rented house on the seafront for five years whilst looking for the right location for his new home. Knowing he had to be looking out over the sea, he found his ideal site by chance. Graham has been told of a bungalow on the sea front on the North Kent […]

Large Vaulted Areas and Glazed Gables

Large Vaulted Areas and Glazed Gables

Mick and Roz Abrahams’ new house was built with enthusiasm, drive, blood, sweat and tears from a couple whose passion for life, design and practicality radiates from their new home. Their beautiful home has been finished with impeccable taste whilst remaining a totally useable home in every sense. It was a cold and grey February […]

Magnificent Views over Chichester Harbour

Magnificent Views over Chichester Harbour

A love of anything nautical made Terence and Julia Marchmont build their retirement home overlooking the Solent, and the setting couldn’t be more breathtaking. The couple spent most of their working lives in London, where Terence, a barrister, was a partner in a leading London law firm. They are both keen sailors and Terence has […]