Stone House in Henley, Oxfordshire Property

Stone House in Henley, Private Property, Modern English Building, Architecture, Images

Stone House in Henley

Contemporary Oxfordshire Property, England – design by The Manser Practice, Architects

15 Oct 2014

Stone House

Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Architect: The Manser Practice

New House in Henley-on-Thames

This private house is set in deciduous woodland near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Completed in 2012, it is a 500 sqm home for a professional couple.

Stone House

The house is divided into a living wing and a bedroom wing, with a fully glazed stair hall forming the fulcrum of the composition.

The first floor living space and master suite benefit from spectacular views of the surrounding woodland. A cantilevered terrace runs along the length of the south facing façade, extending the living space into a landscape with dramatic effect.

Stone House

Stone House

The house has a complex Mechanical and Electrical system. Heating, hot water and pool heating are supplied by air source heat pumps located in the existing stable block. Major plant is also housed here and pumped via super insulated pipework in ducts under the driveway to the main house. A heat exchange system allows energy to be recovered from the living spaces and the pool.

The exterior of the building is clad in Cotswold stone affording the house a great sense of solidity. The traditional stone exterior creates an interesting juxtaposition with the buildings modern detailing and slender steel roof.

Stone House

A wide range of stones and materials were considered, but the Cotswold Oolitic limestone offered the best variation between the base tones and some blue hues which compliments the colour of the surrounding trees.

To achieve a dry stone walling look the stone was back mortared to standard blockwork cavity walls. The stone was sorted into different sizes and is angled inwards from bottom to top, which creates a traditional cambered effect, and improves structural stability.

Stone House

Stone House in Henley – Building Information

Contractor: ReAssure Ltd
Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers
Cost Control and Monitoring: Bonfield Ltd
Other consultants: Diapo Ltd – Staircase

Stone House

Stone House in Henley images / information received The Manser Practice

The Manser Practice

Location:Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK ‘

Bedfordshire Buildings

Modern Houses

Farnsworth House, USA – design by Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Farnsworth House
image © gm+ad architects

Zimmerman House design – one of many US houses by Frank Lloyd Wright
New England house
picture © Adrian Welch

Arango Residence, Acapulco – design by John Lautner
Modern house
photo : Sara Sackner

Villa Savoye, France – design by Le Corbusier
Villa Savoye construction
photo © Vìctor Gubbins

Tugendhat house, Brno – design by Mies van der Rohe Architect
Modern Villa
photograph © AW

Frognal Road House, London, England – design by Max Fry, Architect
Frognal Road House
picture © Nick Weall

Buckinghamshire Buildings – Selection:

Stowe House – Restoration Phase 2
Design: Purcell Miller Tritton
Stowe House
photo from architects
Buckinghamshire house

Milton Keynes Stadium
HOK Sport Architecture
Milton Keynes Stadium
image : HOK sport architecture
Milton Keynes Dons Stadium

Buckinghamshire school building

Southern English County Architecture
Bedfordshire Architecture
Berkshire Architecture
Hertfordshire Architecture

Comments / photos for the Stone House in Henley – page welcome

Stone House in Henley

Website : Henley-on-Thames

The Manser Practice