Frevisse and Giles’s New England Style Turreted Home

Frevisse and Giles were looking for an architect that would listen to what they wanted: a unique and beautiful New England style home

Location: Bicester
Method of Construction: Timber Frame with ICF Basement

Frevisse and Giles’s New England Style Turreted Home

Frevisse and Giles were looking for an architect that would listen to what they wanted: a unique and beautiful New England style home

Location: Bicester

Method of Construction: Timber Frame with ICF Basement

Frevisse and Giles had been chasing their dream self build home for years, but kept running into obstacles. The first obstacle was planning approval for what they wanted to do. This was solved by Graven Hill, a one of a kind UK self build development that relaxes planning restrictions and makes it easier for self builders to realise the vision for their home. The second obstacle was working with designers that didn’t listen. They had gone to other architects at first who didn’t take the time to understand what they wanted. These designers couldn’t keep them in control of their dream project.

After meeting lapd Architects, however, Frevisse and Giles finally felt like they were on track. We took the time to understand what they wanted and how they lived on the day-to-day to design a home that met their requirements, and more. Their unique New England style timber frame home will have painted blue timber cladding and turrets that hold hidden spiral staircases and platforms for the children to read and play in.

The living areas are largely open plan to allow the family to make the most of their time together, with the library, lounge, dining room and kitchen flowing seamlessly into each other. The veranda to the front overlooks the stunning views they will have from their corner plot, and the two street elevations will look beautifully distinctive when approaching the home from any angle. Look at some of their early concept designs below.

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Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award
2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability

2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability

 

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