Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Heather Cottage, Residential

Heather Cottage, Berkshire

A robust, modern, riverside home with minimalist detailing that blends seamlessly into the surroundings. The home is used as a year-round weekend retreat for a family with children and as such they wanted it to be private and offer a sense of escape and freedom. The clients wanted it to be a low maintenance, energy efficient home making use of natural materials.

Clad with innovative treated timber, the house nestles harmoniously into its rural, riverside setting; making the most of its context, orientation and views while minimising any impact on the surrounding area. Two opposing blocks, forming a 'T' shape in plan, taper up in height towards the river to the east and fields to the south and define the internal spaces. The open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas benefit from fully-glazed sliding doors set in a deep reveal to the south which maximises light and provides shelter above. Large windows look out over the river and a raised, cantilevered deck wraps around the east and south elevations, creating an extension to the internal space that bleeds out into the landscape beyond.

Client
Private
Status
Built

Team

Sam George
Director

Partners

Price & Myers
Structural Engineer
Gelidus
Mechanical Engineer
Robin Hartley & Company
Contractor
The Next Level
Electrical Engineers
Dark Light Design
Lighting Designer
Heather Cottage