Legacy of Bury St Edmunds architect to live on through unique house

Sketch of The Tree House, in Great Barton, which was designed by Bury St Edmunds architect Mark Savin before he died
Sketch of The Tree House, in Great Barton, which was designed by Bury St Edmunds architect Mark Savin before he died
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The legacy of a top Bury St Edmunds architect will live on as a unique house which he designed before his sudden death is about to be built.

Before he died last November aged 39, Mark Savin came up with plans for the £1.25 million building called The Tree House in Great Barton.

Mark Savin on a helicopter ride over London

Mark Savin on a helicopter ride over London

The plans have been approved and Bakers Construction are about to build the property, which will be sold by estate agent Bedfords.

Emmerson Dutton, partner at Bedfords, said: “The Tree House will be a fitting tribute to Mark and his work.

“It’s a unique and individual home which will be a lasting legacy to a remarkable man.

“Mark was a kind and gifted individual who was taken from us far too soon.

“His vision will live on in this stunning property.”

The three storey property will be set in one acre of historic woodland and is designed so the living areas and kitchen/breakfast room are on the second floor.

Mr Dutton added: “The brief for The Tree House was clear from the outset - to ensure the house owner was lost amongst the outstanding woodland plot with every view from the living accommodation forming part of the canopy of ancient trees.”

Mr Savin, who lived in Bury with his wife Sarah, was president of the Royal Institute of British Archiects (RIBA) in Suffolk and president elect of RIBA in the Eastern region.

He founded his own firm Infinity Architects in 2014 with friend of 16 years Aoife O’Gorman. His hobbies included the TVR Car Club and Lego building.