Abbotsford House

This house for a family of five is the sum of its details – we are reminded in the words of William Blake to see a world in a grain of sand, to take notice of the small, the subtle, the unapparent. This is a house that speaks through its details, materials, texture and colour. It invites its occupants to touch and feel, to inhabit in both intimate and communal ways, to pause and perch, to connect to ground, water and sky. Environmentally designed capturing sun in winter and cooling breezes in summer with protected outdoor spaces year-round, it is a house for all seasons.

For the owners the house is both about family and familiarity, in their words ‘from the day we moved in it felt like we had always lived here.’


Finalist – Sustainability Awards 2016