The client’s son has severe health conditions which require full-time care, and they have been looking for a suitable property which can accommodate their son’s needs over the last 5 years without success. They therefore chose to self-build their own custom-built, accessible, home to ensure their son can continue living with them within a home which meets his needs.
The proposed design is built into the sloping site, and includes a 2-storey, 4-bedroom, main house, and a detached 2-bedroom annexe for their son. Both the house and the annexe are fully accessible inside and out to ensure the house is futureproofed, and their son can safely enjoy his home with the support of his parents whilst maintaining his independence.
The design includes an integrated garage, gym with rehabilitation pool, a covered outdoor kitchen and external terraces on all levels. The site-wide sustainability strategy includes a pond, tree planting, on-site solar power generation, rainwater collection, battery storage and a ground source heat pump.
The site required a bespoke solution to overcome the restrictive planning policy, by creating a high-quality unique development designed specifically to meet the needs of a local family.