Start of the year brings a new start on site

Posted 26th January 2017


Last year, Wildblood Macdonald secured planning approval for this large detached property on a previously undeveloped site on the outskirts of York. The three storey contemporary brick family home will sit in the former grounds of a once substantial Edwardian property, in the popular village of Upper Poppleton. We are now thrilled to announce that the contract for construction has been awarded to KDM Construction of York and that a start on site has now been made.

The design for the house is carefully arranged to ensure that the majority of ground floor living accommodation and bedrooms to upper floors are afforded views to the North down the large garden. On entry the hallway is purposefully restricted, yet still generous enough to comfortably welcome guests. A crank in the geometry of the plan at this point will open up the space both vertically and horizontally to a large triple height glazed atrium at the centre of the home. A feature staircase will wind up to the upper floors, while secret pocket fire doors will ensure that circulation space remains open and flowing. The design intends to make the most of natural light and the views over the large gardens to the North with extensive use of glazing throughout the property. A children’s den and study space is located on a mezzanine level over the double height kitchen/dining/living space, while a glass link extends the accommodation further into a games room that opens directly to the garden.

The finished house will extend to nearly 500sqm with the main living spaces to the ground floor arranged around a semi-enclosed decked courtyard to the rear. Further ground floor accommodation extends to include a music room, a utility room with ‘secret’ kitchen access, and a separate laundry room with laundry chute from the upper floors. A dedicated gym, accessed via a separate stair, will be located in the roof space over the attached double garage. To the first floor are 3 family bedrooms, a generous house bathroom and an en-suite guest room. The master suite is reserved for the top floor of the house, with the main bedroom space incorporating floor to ceiling glazing and balcony doors, again over-looking the large garden to the north.

With a focus on providing green energy solutions to heat and power the home, the proposed dwelling takes advantage of photovoltaics for electricity and a ground source heat pump to provide clean energy for the underfloor heating system.