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Carl Turner reveals £2.4m neighbour for Farshid Moussavi's Hove house

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Work is set to start on this £2.4 million home designed by Carl Turner Architects in Tongdean Avenue, Hove

The black-brick scheme, described as an essay in ‘low-slung California Modernism’, is next door to a proposed five-bedroom home designed by Farshid Moussavi for her parents, which was approved earlier this year.

The 407m² villa is backed by up-and-coming developer Baobab Developments and will feature exposed steel trusses and ‘raw’ concrete walls.

Paul Templeton of Baobab Developments said: ‘The house [embodies] low-slung California Modernism, with expanses of glass, concrete and steel, arranged over three wings wrapped around a swimming pool.

‘There are elements of Turner’s stealth barn here too, with the black brick bedding it down into the landscape, and the grasses and wildflower roof hiding it from view.’

Construction is due to begin next month and complete in August 2018.

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Project data

Location Hove
Type of project Residential
Client Baobab Developments
Architect Carl Turner Architects; project director - Carl Turner; senior project architect - Peter Dagger
Interior Consultants: Zetter Blunt Design
Landscape architect Nicholas Dexter Studio
Planning consultant Dowsett Mayhew
Structural engineer Iain Wright Associates
M&E consultant NuPlanet Sustainable Solutions
Quantity surveyor Robinson Low Francis
Main contractor Nutshell Construction
Funding Private
Tender date June 2017
Start on site date August 2017
Completion date August 2018
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area 407m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional
Total cost £2.4 million

7 upper ground floor plan

7 upper ground floor plan

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