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Dere Street Homes LABC Award

Dere Street Homes’ prestigious Hill Top Farm development has been awarded a LABC Northern Building Excellence Award in the ‘Best New Housing Development’ category… at the same time as being shortlisted for a National Housing Design Award !

Located adjacent to Ramside Hall Hotel, just outside Durham City and  designed by Newcastle-based architectural practice, Squires Barnett Architects the development consists of just 13 farmstead style detached and semi-detached luxury homes located on the site of a former farm with superb views over Ramside Hall’s newly opened Cathedral Golf Course.

The 13 homes have been designed to make the most of the superb views available over the open countryside and golf courses and to maximise the amount of light whilst also creating a sense of place and community. All the homes have large areas of window with many also enjoying double height spaces and galleried landings with many having a double length integral garage with doors at each end to create even more options for space.

Dere Street Home’s Managing Director, Chris Hogan, commented, “We’re obviously delighted to have won a prestigious LABC award for the Hill Top Farm development. They are unique, design-driven and very bespoke homes which fit a certain lifestyle and we’re very proud to have played our part in creating such a high quality development.”

Louise Squires, Squires Barnett Architects, said, “The LABC  awards champion residential developments of the highest quality across the region. Durham Hill Top Farm was an exciting design project for us and we are all delighted to receive recognition for our innovative design work and also to be short-listed for a national Housing Design Award.”

Energy saving has also been a priority with the development with heat recovery systems taking the heat from bathroom and kitchen vented air to heat fresh air entering the homes. Under-floor heating to ground and first floors together with open fireplaces and tripled glazed windows create the best of both worlds – low energy utilisation with abundant light and fresh air with the homes.

Currently, only one home remains for sale at the development. Dower House, priced for sale at £840,000, is a five bedroom detached executive home featuring large floor to ceiling windows which allow natural light to flow through both stories of the home, separate family and living rooms and a private driveway leading to an external detached double garage. The design also features an imposing double height hallway which leads to the grand open plan living room.

This luxury home also comes complete with one year’s complimentary membership to both the
Golf Club and Ramside Hall Hotel’s new Spa and Leisure Club.

Full details are available from the on-site Development Sales Manager, Saturday and Sunday only 10.00am to 5.00pm on 07983 080952 or www.derestreethomes.co.uk

16th May 2017

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