Alexandra Cottage

Size : 6500 sq ft

Completed : 2010

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Description : Alexandra Cottage is an architecturally designed bungalow making clever use of basement areas. Of the total 6,500sq ft of the property, 3000sq ft is underground due to planning restrictions. As such a large proportion of the living areas are concealed below ground light wells were created on the terraces providing natural light.

The property is constructed using traditional brick and block methods with a Glatthaar Fertigkeller concrete basement, architectural stone detailing and slate roofing. There are five bedrooms in total, all with en-suite bathrooms, with an additional family bathroom. The overall exceptional level of finish includes a kitchen installation by KCA, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware and Hansgrohe fittings.

This highly energy efficient building utilises a ground source heat pump and gas boilers providing underfloor heating and hot water. It is set in a rural environment overlooking the Longcross woodlands and was built to the clients’ specifications as their family home.