Radlett Houses, Hertfordshire

Located in the centre of Radlett, this exclusive area has generous house plots with generally substantial houses.

The site previously housed a single bungalow of no historical or architectural note. Our clients brief was to demolish the existing house and replace this with 2 generous houses, one of which to become their new house, the other to sell on.

Each house is some 600m2 spread over 3 floors, which negotiate the changing levels of the site. As such the first floor from the front approach leads you through to the rear garden level. The highly contemporary properties respond to the surroundings utilising white render, but in simple modernist forms with timber cladding and elegant glazing systems, which create a delicate blend of privacy and views. The light-filled staircase over four floors provides a true sense of space. Internally the choice of Poggenpohl kitchen reflects the modern lines of the build.

There is a rotating car carousel allowing for ease of parking in the space available.

The Greystone houses were Shortlisted for the Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards 2011. The judges commented: “The Greystone Houses are a perfect example of how sustainable design can be intertwined effectively with modern amenities in a domestic setting.”