Formally a 1960’s style property sat in a 5 acre plot of land, this site was sourced for our client’s who had been wanting to build their own house for a number of years but hadn’t taken the plunge.

Sat in greenbelt and restricted on size it was always going to be challenging for any architect and developer but the site was ideally located for the clients requirements and therefore worth pursuing.

Architects Brief:

•The design needed to be symmetrical from the front
•Ideally 5 bedrooms
•Large open plan kitchen, dinning and family space
•En-suites to all bedrooms

The clients had no specific style of property in mind that they required other than they liked houses that looked symmetrical from the front and therefore they were open to suggestions. As the original property could be argued looked almost out of place on the site due to its high ridge height and 60’s appearance, the architect suggested a barn styled appearance with a lower ridge which would almost be less impactive on the greenbelt than the house we were replacing. It was also decided to move the position of the replacement house nearer to an agricultural barn that was on the site which would create a courtyard area and would move the new house further away from the road also reducing impact. As with allot of applications he new design required a few slight alterations and some discussions with the planning department but in May 2011 planning was approved and the construction commenced.

Throughout the build we liaised with the clients discussing everything from bricks to carpets so that the end result was exactly to their specific requirements and budget. The end result was a spacious contemporary family home that they had waited a long time for.