When we were approached to assist, the site was occupied by a dated single storey brick building with a large detached double garage and a number of other outbuildings within its extensive grounds. A number of earlier applications by others had been refused or withdrawn as they were felt by the local planning authority to be inappropriate. We proposed a more sensitive solution for a replacement dwelling, whilst incorporating a number of exciting features in order to satisfy our clients’ unique brief.
From the outside the property has the appearance of a traditional country house. Within a mezzanine, vaulted ceilings, open plan living and a bespoke curved stair add contemporary touches and drama. Views out to the open countryside have been maximised through the use of a feature eaves window which is unveiled at the top of the stairs. Extensive landscaping has settled the building quickly into its surroundings of the local hamlet.