Case study

Stephens Self Build Case Study

The house sits elegantly on the plot with stunning timber cladding running vertically down sections of the home giving a grand but cosy countryside cottage appeal

Location

Hampshire

Land Cost

£285,000

Build Cost

£295,000

Completion value

£850,000

Floor Area

184m² / 1981ft²

Completion Date

December 2015

Potton

Architectural Design, Planning & Building Regs, Building Structure, Potton Package

Some Potton clients chose to enter the world of self building because, in later life, they are finding that the maintenance and upkeep of their home is far too much work. Potton offer a solution by tailor making a dream home to exacting standards and specifications, meaning our clients have peace of mind knowing their property will remain in good repair for years to come. This was the case for the Stephenses.

They came to us wanting a new build with a contemporary style and efficient running costs. Their main requirement was staying in their current village with friends and family nearby. The couple found the perfect plot and then visited the Potton Show Centre in St Neots, the 'Ruskin' Potton show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, and Potton’s factory for support and guidance in bringing their dream to reality.

Our Self Build Consultant Sean Adams spent time with the couple, listening to their requirements and collaborating with them to get their ideas down on paper. As well as the above requirements, the discussions produced some other desires for open-plan living space and kitchen, and some other interesting interior features.

The house sits elegantly on the plot with stunning timber cladding running vertically down sections of the home giving a grand but cosy countryside cottage appeal. A Dormer window sits above the front porch creating more height and intrigue. Internally, there are areas of exposed timber frame beams that create distinctive borders between open plan spaces such as the kitchen and living room. Vaulted ceilings add to the sense of space.

This Potton build will ensure the Stephenses remain comfortably housed in the village in a home designed to last and provide easy maintenance as they relax and enjoy life.

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