New Build

The Upside Down House


When our clients have a really firm idea about what they want from a home, it makes our job all the more enjoyable, and this was the case with the Hillside project in Mawdesley. The owners are keen gardeners and bee keepers so it was important for them to have excellent views of the property's manicured gardens to really bring the outside in. They also wanted an 'upside down' house, with all bedrooms on the ground floor and all the living space on the first floor. The project started with the demolition of the original semi-detached cottage to allow for the new property to be built on the 3-acre plot.

"The quality of the work has more than met our expectations - which were high. All members of the Wickstead Developments team were extremely professional. Our new build is a modern design, necessitating attention to detail throughout."
- Mr & Mrs Darling

The house is flooded with natural light thanks to large gables of glazing and sky lights, and you can step out onto the upper terrace finished with a glass balustrade to fully soak up the lush surroundings. Other features installed by our expert team of craftsmen include bespoke custom doors, a stunning oak staircase, cosy underfloor heating and a rainwater harvesting system. The property also benefits from Internorm triple glazed windows and doors to keep out the elements, while still enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.