Stags End, Contemporary Private Residence, Hertfordshire


07 Stags End Contemporary Private Residence
Client: Private Client

Main Contractor:Vinci



Summary: Contemporary style new build residence.

Stone: Anstrude Jean-Claire + Portland weathering elements.

AFJ Scope: Design, manufacture & build of all stone elements.

Particular features / achievements:

–       A house designed to blend with the landscaping, curvaceous & contemporary.

–       Internal swimming pool (with curved perimeter).

–       Challenging complex geometry, fixed onto a concrete sub-structure built out of standard tolerances (including compound curvature to the cantilevered cornice).


One of the benefits of CNC machine-cut natural stone is in achieving complex geometry as seen in this contemporary residence with sweeping cornice.   The cornice is a substantial cantilever to provide shelter, a feature and also weathering cover to the Anstrude stone elevations.   The geometry of this component needed significant stainless steel bracketry for its support & restraint.  The walls are relatively standard 100mm skin to a cavity wall construction.    Together with the internal pool and other landscaping features in stone, this was a substantial project and a major achievement for A.F.Jones Stonemasonry.