This development of 4 x large houses up North was built by Oaktree Developments. They were keen for this development to feel high end and that every house had it’s own unique feel.
All the houses follow a U shape floorplan, with the garages on one side and the living areas on the other, and the front entrance in the middle. As you can see from the images, using a turret style for one and a large atrium style entrance for another, among other designs, the designer has created individuality and interest. By using Iroko as the hardwood, and using different configurations of the same door design, continuity is still established. The door design used is the Parma, a very simple contemporary but still classic design and a popular choice for developers generally. The doors were also all pivot which added to the wow factor.
Door and 2 x side lites with number etching
Door and 1 x side lite
Door with matching boarded panel - this works well because of a large architectural piece of glass above bringing in light
Oaktree wanted to create the feeling of grandeur without necessarily using double doors which is the traditional choice on large houses like these. To create a more contemporary feel Pivot doors were used with side-lites and boarded panels. These look amazing internally too, and add warmth with the deep reddish brown look of Iroko.
Using etch glass on one of the entrances softens the light and provides privacy all at once. Matching the internal doors in finish help to highlight the front door in the white walls surrounding it too.
the internal view of the doorway with the boarded panel works very well because the door isn't central and what you'd expect it adds interest. The boarded panel is a great way to create privacy in the part of the hallway that doesn't have glass.