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Ghyll House in East Sussex

16 Feb 2022

Design: Strom Architects

Location: East Sussex, Southern England, UK

Ghyll House East Sussex

Images by LB Visualisation

Ghyll House, Southern England

Ghyll House is a large house on a rural site is East Sussex.

Ghyll House East Sussex UK

The Ghyll House is conceived as a 3-sided walled garden. Upon entry to the site, all you can see is a discrete wall in rammed earth, with carefully positioned openings. The house is then backed up against the wall on the inside of the walled garden. The accommodation on this floor comprises the living spaces, the master bedroom, kitchen, garage and other back-of-house spaces.

Ghyll House East Sussex

Ghyll House East Sussex

On three sides, the house reads as a single-storey building. On the north-west side, Strom Architects have made use of the sloping topography to insert a bedroom wing underneath. This allows the living room to jut out across this on the floor above with a dramatic cantilever. This gives the living room far-reaching views of the countryside.

Ghyll House East Sussex UK

Ghyll House East Sussex UK

On the highest point of the site, yet within the walled garden, Strom Architects have designed a small observatory, as the client is a keen amateur astronomer. This site was chosen specifically with this in mind, as it is one of the darker places in southern England.

Ghyll House East Sussex

Ghyll House East Sussex

The arrangement of the three-sided walled garden creates a sheltered courtyard for outdoor living. Outside of the this, the landscaping was an essential part of the design, and Strom Architects have worked closely with the landscape architect to include water features, new hedging and trees, as well as wildflower planting. This was an important strategy in ensuring an increase in bio-diversity across the site and ensure a landscape-led approach to the design.

Ghyll House East Sussex UK

Ghyll House in East Sussex, England – Building Information

Design: Strom Architects –

Location: East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Location Type: Rural
Project Size: 750 sqm
Construction Cost: Confidential
Cost per sqm: Confidential
Completion Date: –

Main Contractor: t.b.c.
Structural Engineer: Morph Structres
Sustainability Consultant/ M+E Engineer: E=M Tecnnica with 8 Associates

Materials / Products
Construction Type: Stabilised rammed earth, concrete and steel framing
Cladding Materials: Stabilised rammed earth
Glazing: t.b.c.
Flooring: t.b.c.
Kitchen: Bespoke

Ghyll House East Sussex UK

CGI: LB Visualisation

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Location: East Sussex, southern England, UK

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