Bury Road

Bury Road

Stewardstonebury, Essex

This large house is sited in a conservation context: a leafy lane that literally leads from London into the countryside. The exterior uses specially-made long, low masonry and banded render. The wall planes recede at first floor level and there are no overhangs. This makes the building hug the ground, belying its significant height.

The interior contains few but large rooms, flowing together and with a nearly-complete wall of glass, opening to the enclosed rear garden. With their 3.3 metre ceiling and door heights, freestanding steel fireplace and grey pietra serena stone floors, they have a restful, gallery-like quality. There is a stainless steel bar and trophy cabinet, ebonised timber kitchen and extensive services and controls.

Large bathrooms are finished in masculine materials and all details are refined and minimal.