Designer’s House / Dominic Gaunt

The location is pretty unique in Winchester: a leafy street within walking distance of the center with little architectural value; so far more scope for something new. The plots are larger here too.

Director of award-winning practice ACG Architects and his wife bought next door, renovated, and extended, then this place came up for sale, presenting us with a great opportunity to create a contemporary family home from scratch.

Architects: Dominic Gaunt / ACG Architects
Location: Winchester, UK
Photography: Taran Wilkhu for The Modern House

It resulted in a house that’s really well suited to our lifestyle. Without a doubt, our favorite place is the main kitchen/dining/living space. It’s great when the weather is good and we can open up the doors to use them indoors and outdoor as one. It’s a great space for entertaining.

The garden room was designed as a really flexible space; somewhere we can put up friends to stay, let the kids play. Plus I occasionally get to work from home and use it as an office, though not as much as I’d like.