East Lodge is a highly resilient and sustainable replacement dwelling located on the outskirts of Pangbourne in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The triangular plot of nearly one and a half acres is currently occupied by a dilapidated property unsuited to modern living and other redundant outbuildings.
The contemporary design solution which is proposed takes advantage of the sloping site with lower levels effectively cut-in to the side of the hill. The entrance to the property is at an upper level and leads into a dramatic two-storey high space incorporating kitchen, dining and family areas. A substantial living room, four bedrooms with ensuite facilities and ancillary rooms are also provided as well as a large multi-purpose mezzanine.
Materials include natural stone cladding, blackened timber and white monocouche render. Large expanses of glazing add a lightness to the design, and will reflect the heavily vegetative location.