Luxury contemporary home with basement pool


Project Background

The owners of this stunning contemporary home approached us in 2016 whilst involved in a difficult and protracted planning process.  They successfully obtained permission for a slightly smaller property than they ideally wanted, but with plans for an indoor swimming pool thwarted.

With permission in hand, they appointed Complete Oak Home in 2018 to support them through the technical drawing phase, to find a local main contractor, negotiate a build contract on their behalf, and to support them throughout the build phase with our contract administration service.

With our expert cost control and construction knowledge, we were able to guide their decisions and turn the design into a constructible reality.  We also returned to planning to obtain permission for a basement to fulfill their hopes for an indoor swimming pool.

The House

With accommodation over 4 floors, including a 14m indoor pool, sauna and gym in the basement, this truly is an impressive contemporary home.

The centerpiece of the ground floor accommodation is the stunning kitchen-living-dining area, with substantial glazing, enabling easy access to the garden beyond, creating a wonderful family area and entertaining space.

A stunning open staircase floats between floors, whilst on the first floor all five bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and four, including the master bedroom, have inboard balconies.

In addition, a spacious studio and further family bathroom occupy the attic floor.


Construction started in early 2019 and this luxurious family home was completed in 2020.

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