New ‘Arts & Craft’ House, The Webb Estate



This design for a substantial new replacement house is in response to the ever increasing number of poor quality mock Georgian developer homes being built on the highly desirable Webb Estate in Purley, laid out by William Webb at the turn of the twentieth century.

The majority of the original buildings remaining are of a vernacular Surrey Arts & Crafts style which this house draws its inspiration from.

Ground floor living accommodation is sited towards the rear of the property to maximise the views over the extensive mature southerly gardens while the Master Bedroom Suite and Guest Suite are likewise set to the rear of the house. The large square bay windows to the south and west elevations extend over two storeys and offer increased daylighting to the rooms behind.

The double height space entrance hall with galleried landing gives immediate access to the main reception rooms, which are all interlinked allowing a mix of modern ‘open-plan’ living to the family rooms with more formal spaces such as the main reception space and dining room given a degree of segregation.

The extensive loft space has been designed for use as a games room / gym / multimedia flexible space with an additional guest / au pair suite.