Mark is a professional classical musician, so the brief included the creation of a double height music room, with space to host small concerts. An organic, white spiral staircase (with reference to a treble clef) joins the two floors. The space, which reflects and offers ocean views, sits between the two wings of the house; the latter of which mirror the peaks of Golden Cap and Chardown Hill.

Image of musicians dream home

Northcott worked closely with architect Ruta Kreivyte, from sister company NDM Collins Architects, and structural engineers JJO Associates. Every single room was planned and designed to meet a specific need. Being a triathlon enthusiast, Mark wanted an indoor resistance swimming pool (Endless Pools) incorporated into the gym room with accompanying infrared sauna.

Image of indoor pool

Other features include a cinema room, a hidden larder to keep the kitchen clear, a double garage cut into the hillside with level access to the first-floor living, underfloor heating and bamboo flooring throughout and a master en-suite with views to the sea and countryside, even from the bath! The couple also installed a bio ethanol fire with bespoke fireplace housing.

"The whole team at Northcott have been amazing," says Julia. "We cannot rate the whole team more highly – their attention to detail, their positive approach to problem-solving and, above all, the friendliness of every single person on site has made the whole experience an enormous pleasure from beginning to end."

Northcott Building Contractors Ltd is a member of the FMB and insures its builds through FMB Insurance. 

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