Named ‘Eclipse’ after its slim curved shape
Maximising the views and light to accommodation on both floors are 14 concave or inwardly-curving patio doors, including an impressive six-panel door in the spacious upper ground floor kitchen/family room. Outside, more than 26 metres of curved balustrading using the Balcony 1 system with a Shiny Chrome circular handrail follows the sweeping balcony overlooking the secluded ‘sunken’ courtyard.
Directly below, a series of concave curved glass doors create a stunning visual impact to the lower bedrooms and games room, allowing in much natural light to the interior and direct access to the courtyard.
The inclusion of an ambitious curved design was a first for South East-based Lodgecrest, as Director Richard Kelly explained: “The original plan to feature curves throughout the building was conceived through collaboration of architects’ ideas; it’s a bespoke design with hardly any straight walls.”
“The whole house has a great sense of theatre”
In conclusion, Richard said: “Underneath its sedum ‘green’ roof, the property gives a hidden feeling and does not reveal its dynamic interior and lower courtyard until you enter and walk through. The view opens up, like a surprise and the whole house has a great sense of theatre.
Balcony Systems overcome challenges of ‘Eclipse’
“Using Balcony Systems’ products has helped to give Eclipse its full ‘wow’ factor and I would certainly use the company again,” he added.
The challenges presented by the building’s curved shape meant it was important to find the right specialist supplier that could fulfil the design elements. Of the three quotations sourced by Southgold, it was Balcony’s competitive price, their service and location close to the project that were key to securing the contract.
In conclusion, Gavin Bradley, Southgold’s Contracts Manager, who was impressed with Balcony’s professionalism added: “Eclipse threw up different challenges for all involved. We needed to form new working relationships with companies having experience in curved designs. Knowing specialists like Balcony Systems who can deliver on projects like this is critical. A lot of suppliers might not live up to expectations, so it’s great to find the companies who can.”