A FUTURE-PROOFED DREAM HOME
Homestead Farmhouse is the home its owners have always dreamt of. Part traditional farmhouse, part modern extravaganza, it is a luxury home built to exacting standards and wouldn’t look out of place on Grand Designs. It includes an indoor winter garden, a yoga studio, below ground parking, a swimming pool and much more. Future-proofed and innovatively designed, this is a home for life.
The building is being constructed on the site of an old village farmhouse. But rather than building around and on to the old farmhouse, the original building has been painstakingly demolished and will be completely rebuilt, like for like, to make the new additions feasible. That will be followed by a complete build involving multiple challenges and complex detailing.
The home has been modelled into a Y shape, with two new wings sprouting from the old farmhouse. The three parts will be centred around a glass dome which will protect a winter garden below. A cantilevered glass terrace will overlook this indoor garden.
The interior includes pottery studio, forge and orangery, and a lift in case the owners find stairs hard to use in future. A polished concrete floor, with under-floor heating, will be laid throughout. An iconic floating log burner will be the defining feature of the living room, and every detail will be impeccably finished in luxurious materials.
The landscaped grounds offer a summer kitchen, close to the house, a private vineyard and infinity pool, both overlooked by the yoga studio. A sloping driveway – so steep it needs to be heated – descends to below-ground parking, which is designed for a particular model of vehicle.
All this will be achieved on a sloping site in the centre of Bridport that offers numerous technical challenges. But the results will be breathtaking. Homestead Farmhouse is a genuine forever home.