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Project No. 344



The Howitt epitomizes the harmonious blend of functionality and contemporary elegance, culminating in a home that exudes both comfort and sophistication.

Nestled on an expansive west-facing site, the design of The Howitt was meticulously crafted to meet the client's desire for both a tennis court and seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces. During the demolition of the previous structure and subsequent excavation, an unexpected discovery emerged: a historic bomb shelter buried seven meters underground. This discovery, while presenting challenges, added a layer of intrigue and history to the project, ultimately leading to the creation of a basement housing a cinema, gym, and steam room—a nod to the site's storied past.

At the heart of the home stands a striking geometric spiral staircase, weaving its way gracefully between the three levels of The Howitt. This architectural marvel not only serves as a functional element but also acts as a unifying force, connecting the basement, ground floor, and upper levels. Above, a generously sized circular skylight bathes the stairwell in natural light, infusing the center of the home with warmth and vitality.

The juxtaposition of contrasting materials adds depth and character to The Howitt's design, harmonizing with its clean symmetry and meticulous attention to detail. Robust materials such as concrete, stone, and brick are artfully employed throughout the residence, showcasing a blend of creativity and finesse that speaks to the home's refined aesthetic.

Designed with a young family of five and their beloved pets in mind, The Howitt offers a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, where the clever articulation of spaces encourages engagement and connection. Cantilevers and sliding glass walls create seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor areas, fostering a sense of openness and tranquility that is both relaxed and liveable.

In essence, The Howitt stands as a testament to thoughtful design and meticulous craftsmanship, offering a unique sanctuary where form and function converge to create an unparalleled living experience for its fortunate residents.



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