The Retreat

Located within the West Sussex countryside, The Retreat was conceived as a hideaway dwelling that connected the inhabitants to the surrounding landscape.

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The scheme is effectively divided between two wings orientated around a shared entrance space. One wing is double height to house expansive living spaces whilst the other is split across two floors containing private bedrooms and bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings and large corner sliding doors connect the internal and external spaces in a strategic manner, carefully framing views and access points across the site.

Two bedrooms lie on the ground floor of the southern wing with a discreet third bedroom located in the roof space above. The contrast between social and private spaces creates a clear hierarchy of functions across the site, maximising the property’s usability all year round.

  • Location
    Chichester, West Sussex
  • RIBA Stages
  • Project status
  • Contractor
    Halcyon Build
  • Photography
    © Matt Smith

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