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Anthony Cooper
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Anthony Cooper
"Perfectionist, Brian Mackintosh visited our stand at a home building event looking for a partner to create his ideal home. A house we recently completed in Hampstead, London immediately caught his eye. The style matched what he had in mind, particularly the windows."
 
 
 

House data

External Dimensions 8.20 x 24.45 m (main)
7.60 x 18.20 m (west)
Living Space 4748 ft²

Additional information

Modern house Mackintosh

 

The Mackintosh family had already found their perfect plot of land before contacting Baufritz. Conveniently located within the London commuter belt, with sloping grounds overlooking open fields, there was just one drawback – the existing house. It didn't fit the surroundings or the Mackintosh's idea of a family home. The decision to build something new was an easy one.
 
Brian appointed architects who began work, securing planning permission and creating a design based on his very clear vision: no structural columns and the master bedroom window should hang as a single piece. This alone would require a huge amount of supporting structure above. In the large open plan living area, a wall pocket cleverly accommodates two 5.8 m by 3 m sliding windows. Brian's concept also demanded a number of non-standard Baufritz materials, such as the ceramic tiles and wavy stone panels on the façade, the detailing around the windows and brick work from sustainable re-constituted stone.  
 
The striking design called for precision engineering. Working with the existing plans, we carried out value engineering, tweaked the layout and adapted the bathrooms to fit the Baufritz System. We then gave Brian a fixed price turnkey solution for all our work, freeing him to concentrate on other aspects of the build.  
 
Two irregular wings give the house its distinctive shape and are connected by an entrance hall, open staircase and suspended walkway. The ground floor of the main wing boasts open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, with dramatic floor to ceiling sliding glass panels leading onto the gardens and beyond.
 
The southern end houses a secluded snug and laundry services, whilst the west wing contains a double garage, plant room and multi-function space, currently used as a children's playroom. A floating steel and wood staircase leads to the first floor where the walkway connects to a guest annex, with a study, bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The main building has four family bedrooms and master bedroom with dressing room, bathroom and floor-to-ceiling corner windows overlooking the countryside.
 
Our experience in building ambitious luxury homes coupled with the Baufritz Build System meant we eliminated the risks often associated with challenging architecture and delivered the project on time and to Brian Mackintosh's exacting standards.