Latest project by Grand Designs favourite sees modernist home with 50m skywalk through trees

The property will feature six en-suite bedrooms, a gym, indoor and outdoor pool, children’s play area and a 50m skywalk through the surrounding trees, overlooking the Solent

Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

A modernist house with two swimming pools and a skywalk through the trees could be built near Quarr Abbey, providing the plans are approved by the Isle of Wight Council.

The application has been lodged for a plot of land which forms part of the Fleming Estate. It sold last year, with planning permission for the house, with a guide price of nearly £1.3 million.

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Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

The plans for Quarrhurst were first approved four years ago. The site has now changed hands, and a new application has been lodged with further details of the house.

Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

50m skywalk through surrounding trees
The four-storey house, designed by Lincoln Miles Architecture (who’s had two projects featured on C4’s Grand Designs – his previous home in Binstead and another for a client – as well as his latest home The Bunker in St Lawrence being featured on TV), will have six en-suite bedrooms, a gym, indoor and outdoor pool, children’s play area and a 50m skywalk through the surrounding trees, overlooking the Solent.

Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

It also features an orangery, garage, workshop, games room and guest accommodation.

The owner, and guests, will drive through a converted coach house to reach the main building.


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9 Comments on "Latest project by Grand Designs favourite sees modernist home with 50m skywalk through trees"

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Rowan

Shame that it’s almost always rich people who apply with their overgrand designs. The best programmes in the series are usually about people on low or medium incomes and their hard work to build or restore more down-to-earth but more beautiful buildings. I’ll bet there are many Islanders whose hard work and imagination could make great viewing.

I rather fancy a walk through tree canopies though…

Benny C
i think the clue is in the programme title. I agree entirely that this isnt representative of what we all can afford but equally it’s just one house. It’s construction cost per square foot will be substantial and much of that money will go into the pockets of local trades people so I think we should be a little careful what we wish for. I like the… Read more »
kerry

Just what the island needs

Mark L Francis

Social housing is it?

Steve Goodman
ukdave

I wouldn’t buy a house with a flat roof.

Benny C
Bring it on. Most of the island resi architecture which has received consent and been built in recent times is not great. Good design and good, successful long lasting development doesn’t need to cost more. It does nevertheless focus minds on the real the issues. Councillor Churchman of Havenstreet, the quaint old soul with intellectual challenges who was ridiculed thoroughly on LBC) is a planning committee member,… Read more »
bones

Sorry but it is just a heap of blocks of concrete. If this can get planning permission from our council anything can. And if you have enough money it does.
Hope it’s not visible !

Benny C
So are all buildings At a basic level. Having been around the St Lawrence home this practice designed, its fair to say the wow factor is exceptional. Impressive spaces, natural light, stunning views, intriguing and memorable features often totally unexpected. I cannot remember too many other houses like it. It’s an inspiring place to live. The lasting impact it’s design had on me was surprising. Unlike my… Read more »