The Rise 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 half an acre, was occupied by a dilapidated property unsuited to modern living and other redundant outbuildings.
The contemporary design solution 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, reflecting the heavily vegetative location.