Street of Luxury Homes, Milton Keynes

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  • Five new-build luxury holiday homes on the same street.

    These are large houses at 775 sqm each comprising: 7+ bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, including 2 rooms with walk-in cupboards (the master suite also incorporates a lounge); 3 reception rooms; dining room; lift, stair, study and gym; staff and security guard bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a laundry; as well as external areas for parking and front and rear gardens.

    Our design approach was to connect the entire street with a common language inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. The new houses blend in with the surroundings but stand out in terms of quality. Facades are variously buff or red facing brick with embedded niches, deep blue engineering brick quoins and soldier courses highlighting openings and edges. Aluminium windows are powder-coated to match the facade and limestone cills underscore openings and cap the chimney. Gables are rendered off-white and patterned in relief and the dark blue clay tiled roof is striking. Overall, the impression is bold but soft, clean and well proportioned, intimate and elegant despite each building’s size.

    • Completed: Varies, 2018 onwards
      Photography: Michele Panzeri and Elliot Heathcote drone photography