La Serena is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, with fantastic views over the Championship Parkstone golf course. The original house was a 1970s split-level house, with unremarkable architecture and a layout that did not explore the setting or the views on offer. DJA was asked to design a total remodel – creating a house that embraced the setting whilst floating above the landscape.
The clients brief called for a dynamic four bedroomed house that would tie the various levels together, with an open-plan modern layout interspersed with intimate rooms. The design solution was to create a dwelling that worked with the natural fall in topography, allowing the design to cascade down the slope and evolve into a three story dwelling, featuring in / out living to the large rear terrace.
The design takes full advantage of the stunning views over the golf course, with a layout that flows for modern living, integrating the three levels.
The house is defined by the stunning double-height volume living area. Extensive glazing floods the area with light, extending the boundaries of space, both inside the house and within the environment. The house revolves around this magnificent double volume living space, which has a two storey wall of glass facing the garden and golf course.
The house has been finished to the highest standards, with bespoke interior architecture meticulously designed by David James Architects, and state of the art intelligent home technology. La Serena epitomises modern, luxury living, in a stunning, unique setting.
La Serena has been shortlisted at the 2018 International Design & Architecture Awards, for the Residential £2.5- 5 million (property by value) Award, and was also Highly Commended as Single Unit Development of the Year, for developers Belhaven Homes, at the Premier Guarantee Awards 2017.
Take a video tour of La Serena below and find out more about the project here.