French influence architecture


This property was a demolition and new build that had already had planning approval granted when Design by Uber were approached and ask to re-invent the full home in a completely different style.

The Brief

To support the architect, NC Architecture, and client to space plan, design and fit out a new-build property in one of the most desirable locations in Knutsford. The client’s love of French ‘Chateaux’s’ meant a careful blend of many external Chateau touches mixed with grand English theme to enable successful planning application. Sitting adjacent to renowned Italianate Harding Watts designed house in a conservation area.


Details & Specific Points of Interest

This award-winning new build private property in one of the most desirable roads of Knutsford, Cheshire along from the family home of certain Mr Royce (of Rolls Royce fame) was designed by Neil Collins of NC Architecture along with internal architecture consultancy from Design by UBER from the minute the land was bought.

Having such an early influence meant we were quickly able to interpret and maximise the potential of the house layout with creative space planning to match the client’s desires, potentially saving time and money.

The main 10,000 sq ft house consists of 3 levels including a stunning lower ground leisure suite which is basked in natural light to one side and to complement the sweeping landscape. The grand central dining area was a particular favourite with ornate cornice, parquet flooring and arched doors out to the veranda. Design by UBER were brought in to facilitate the complete design and specification of every fixture and fittings working alongside the builders and service suppliers.

It is complemented by a separate triple garage with a self-contained apartment comprising a total of 2,000sqft.

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