Sarah Featherstone’s Welsh House
The Welsh House, designed by the award-winning London-based Featherstone Associates, is located on a sloping site at the confluence of two rivers. Taking advantage of its riverside location, Featherstone has cantilevered the main living spaces of the house towards the river. The 2400 sq ft house accommodates five bedrooms, 3 ensuites and 1 bathroom. The living and dining areas open onto an elevated courtyard that overlooks the garden, the river and countryside to the rear of the property. The garden, which surrounds the house, steps down to the riverbank via a series of landscaped terraces.
The house is constructed of a hybrid timber and steel frame structure clad with traditional Welsh slate and locally sourced stone. Many sustainable and energy-conserving features have been incorporated including grass roofs, solar panels, a wood chip boiler and a recycled grey water system.
Estimated to cost £500,000 the house is to be completed in March 2009.