Riverside House

Concept Eight Architects

This project sits on a riverside setting overlooking greenbelt woodland. Having

purchased the property with an existing planning permission for a Neo-Georgian

style mansion, Concept Eight were appointed to adapt the design to better suit the

family’s needs. Through clever redesign of the interior layouts and a more creative

approach to the rear façade, which seeks to enforce a connection to the landscape

and views, the building has been transformed into a unique home for our clients.

Effective coordination with our in-house interior designers has meant a holistic

approach to the finishes and design throughout the property. Internally the house

has instant impact with views straight through to the river upon entrance. The double

height void within the central hallway gives glimpse views to the sky and the feature

stair leads to a gallery walkway and upper bedrooms. At the rear of the ground floor

we created a large open plan space connecting a luxurious formal dining and living

space, a large social kitchen and dedicated wine snug. All of these spaces use large

sliding and corner opening glazing to connect to a new landscape deck. This was

designed by us to create pockets of interest at different levels such as the water

feature, sunken seating and outdoor kitchen dining area. On the upper floor we have

a large master wing with covered terrace, guest suite and two children’s bedroom

including top floor mezzanine spaces with views out across the rear landscape and