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Inspirational Homes for Summer Fitness

2 July 2020

Like so many things this year, the English sporting Summer has been almost completely written off as a result of the continuing impact of Covid-19. With Wimbledon having been due to start this week, it’s certainly been making us feel somewhat nostalgic about the grass court tennis season, along with the absence of cricket and the many other sights and sounds of the sporting season.

So for a bit of added inspiration, we’ve decided to share some examples of orangery, conservatory and home improvement projects we’ve designed that overlook or encompass sports facilities. We’re already feeling inspired, having taken a look at some of these projects once again – hopefully you’ll feel the same!

Bespoke timber bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors open to provide tennis court views

Bespoke timber windows & doors

In the absence of Wimbledon, time for tennis?

Continuing the tennis theme, how about your very own slice of Wimbledon? We designed and installed a number of bespoke timber windows and bi-fold doors for this property in Oxfordshire. Can you imagine being able to open your windows and doors onto views of a grass tennis court? Time for a quick set or two of tennis before a glass of Pimms with your family looking on – sounds like the perfect Summer evening.

Bespoke orangery interior with twin roof lanterns

Laying the table for lunch before a swim

Bespoke orangery with twin roof lanterns

Enjoying the outdoor life this Summer

If tennis is not your thing, how about a swim first thing? This double lantern orangery in Surrey connects this house to its garden but, importantly, opens out onto the large outdoor swimming pool. This must have been the ideal location during the spell of warm weather we enjoyed during late Spring and into early Summer this year.

Oak framed swimming pool extension

Indoor swimming all year round in this enclosure

Bespoke conservatory pool enclosure

Taking in the blue skies whilst having a swim

Of course, warmer temperatures cannot always be relied on here in the UK, so for guaranteed swimming all year round, an indoor pool is the solution. Here at David Salisbury, we have been very fortunate to work on some eye-catching pool enclosure designs, from this striking oak framed extension (above left) to the visually impressive conservatory, which houses the pool shown above right.

Swimming pool at Cliveden Spa with timber windows

Hoping this iconic pool will soon be open again

Bespoke timber windows for the Cliveden Spa refurbishment

Perfect spot to combine swimming & sunbathing

Whilst currently closed due to the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines, thinking back to the bespoke timber windows and conservatory link we designed around the pool at Cliveden Spa is always inspiring. This iconic venue remains one of the most prestigious projects in our growing commercial portfolio.

We have covered tennis and swimming, both indoors and out, separately – but what if a property combined both? This bespoke conservatory we designed for this stunning home in Cheshire provides views of the beautifully maintained garden, for which the swimming pool and grass tennis court are two of the more obvious outdoor attractions.

Whether you’re into tennis, swimming or any other sporting and leisure activities that can be safely conducted at home and within the current guidelines, we wish you a good Summer feeling fit and healthy.    

 

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Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on 2 July 2020

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