Located in an eighteenth-century demesne, the site for this house was chosen on the basis of a detailed site analysis and study of the micro-climate of the site. The location was selected to minimise the impact of development, and to respect the historic landscape of the valley and protected views in the area.
The dwelling utilises the topography of the site and its existing mature trees and hedgerows to provide shelter from the prevailing winds.
The house has been designed to follow traditional building forms. The clients desired to follow classical proportions and detailing in keeping with the other buildings in the demesne. Materials and craftsmanship were locally sourced, including lime render, local sandstone, natural slate, and timber doors and windows.
Detail of the front elevation showing detailing in hardwood and local blue limestone masonry.