Residential - The Downs
A new build property, this elegant, two storey, Georgian style, country mansion replaced a tired 1950`s house, itself a replacement for the original fire damaged historic hall.
Designed for a private client, the traditional Yorkshire Gritstone exterior contains 14,500 sq ft of highly serviced accommodation, including a pool and leisure facility, arranged around a central domed top-lit hall, complete with a grand curving staircase. The success of this essentially symmetrical building owes much to its carefully proportioned layout and facades, generated by a controlling section, giving ceiling heights at ground and first floors of 14 and 11 feet respectively.
Planning permission was gained through negotiation and the house was commended in the Macclesfield Borough Council Design Awards
A new development for Concensus Property this scheme is located within The Downs conservation area, one of five conservation areas within Altrincham town centre.
The scheme is split into two main elements, 6no. apartments and 4no. town houses as per the previous approval. The apartments benefit from southerly facing living rooms that front onto the courtyard whilst the town houses have their living room spaces fronting directly onto their private gardens with private access directly off the courtyard.
There are two apartments on each of the 3 floors within the apartment block, each with two double bedrooms with one benefiting from direct access off the main bathroom. The apartments have an open plan living space containing the kitchen, dining and living room areas which front on to the courtyard.
The 4 town houses each front onto the courtyard with an entrance hall containing the down stairs toilet and stores. Through this lobby there is an open plan ground floor with living kitchen dining arrangement. The 1st floor contains two double bedrooms, one with private en-suite and the other with direct access to the master bathroom. The 2nd floor contains the master bedroom with en-suite, dressing room and additional storage.
Beneath the courtyard level there is an undercroft car park with 41no. car parking spaces. The car park follows the basic structural alignment of the proposed buildings above.