STUNNING NEW BUILD
OXFORDSHIRE HOME

This stunning new build home in Oxfordshire is constructed of natural stone with a sweeping copper roof and revolves around a double height sliding glass wall that absorbs the woodland setting.

The house has 4 en-suite bedrooms with 3 reception rooms and a utility wing for the cloakroom, boot room and an outdoor pursuits storage room. The key feature is the main kitchen, which is the focal point of the house.

The kitchen is double height with a stunning floor to ceiling sliding glass wall that frames the view of the garden. The 5m glass panel slides back fully, to create a full height opening.

The kitchen is sleek and minimalist, with concealed Gaggenau appliances in brushed stainless steel and gloss Balthaup kitchen units. Underfloor heating was installed in the wooden flooring laid throughout the ground floor and also under the fully carpeted first floor to eradicate the need for radiators.

All the ground floor windows have built in plain blinds that are concealed in a 25mm slit above each window. This includes a blind that covers the 5m glass wall. The blinds are controlled by the Lutron system.

The roof curves in many directions, rippling across the building. It is built of Iroko hard wood and covered in copper with a fishtail effect to enable it to gently sweep around corners. A further feature is the shaped vertical wooden panelling that frames the soft rise of the roof. The curved polished concrete lintels were made to specification in Cornwall in order to get sand that was white enough to meet the client’s exacting specification.

The house is not just unique in its design. The construction also required a non-standard approach including using concrete block partitions rather then studwork on the ground and first floor. It is also high tech with a whole home Lutron light control system and a discreet music and wireless sound system with a Bang and Olufsen wall mounted TV and speakers.

Unique natural stone house with a sweeping copper roof and double height sliding glass wall

Mr T, Brill

As far as builders go WG Carter are among the very best.  Their quality of workmanship is outstanding and we have found them easy to work with, professional and reliable

Mr T, Brill

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

We have worked with WG Carter Ltd for many years because they consistently deliver exceptional standards of craftsmanship and outstanding project management. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

Mr F, Cotswolds

WG Carter is a client friendly builder who is cooperative, helpful and totally understands what is required to deliver beautiful renovations and new build projects for the discerning.

Mr F, Cotswolds

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

WG Carter demonstrated a very good understanding of an historic building and coped well under pressure to accelerate and deliver a challenging build to a very high level of quality.

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

We have worked with WG Carter on major renovation projects of several luxury houses. They have met our demand for high quality craftsmanship using their excellent experience in traditional and contemporary building techniques.

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

Cornelius Crunksen, Studio Indigo

WG Carter worked closely with us and the client to refurbish and extend a Grade II Listed family country home that exceeded both the clients’ expectations and ours.

Cornelius Crankson, Studio Indigo

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor

I have worked with WG Carter on a number of substantial projects over the last ten years, including the renovation of several Listed Buildings, and have been impressed by their attention to detail and the overall standard of finish. Their craftsmen and tradesmen are skilled, helpful and easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending WG Carter as builders.

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor