Ben Cunliffe Architects are honoured to have received an award at the UK Property Awards for their Windermere House project. Ben Cunliffe Architects competed against some of the best property professionals across the UK regions to be recognised in the Best Single Residence category.

The Windermere House is located on a hillside development above Lake Windermere. The stunning location is populated with generously spaced, high-end, residential properties, and in 2017, UNESCO awarded the Lake District with World Heritage Site status.

The existing Windermere House consisted of a 1970s bungalow that had undergone extensive refurbishment over the years. Although previous refurbishment works had been substantial, the rooms felt constrained and small. Two garages were attached to the house on the southern gable and a centrally placed front door and hall, dominated the garden views and the main elevation.

The space was transformed into a magnificent five-bedroom home. The new kitchen, separated from the main living space by two glazed pocket sliding doors, was opened up to the eaves creating a sense of openness and airiness. Large glazed external doors were added to the ground floor rooms generally maximising natural daylight within the space and providing access to the garden terraces. A floating cantilevered oak and Perspex staircase effortlessly transfers you from the ground to first floor level where the bedrooms enjoy views of Lake Windermere. Creating a successful scheme hinged on achieving fluidity in the spatial configuration.

The UK Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The judging panel is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso.

The UK Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions. The Awards are now in their 26th year and cover over 45 different residential and commercial categories. Regional heats are staged for Arabia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Central & South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific.

For more details on the International Property Awards visit their website