Contemporary designs in challenging settings…

Although we are probably more noted for our sensitive conservation of historic buildings – we are always happy to discuss a potential project, especially if it’s on a challenging site – that may be because it’s in a conservation area or curtilage listed.

We were asked to look at potential sites for two of our clients that were both controversial because of their locations but we’re pleased to say that they both received full planning permission and are now on site.

Private dwelling Cornwall

We were asked by a previous client to design a contemporary house next to a property that he owned in Cornwall. Although not in a conservation area, the setting was controversial due to its location.

The house is contemporary in design and upside down to take in the spectacular views over the bay. The floor plan provides large open plan living accommodation, with cloakroom, utility room and study at first floor level with a large wrap around glazed terrace over the double garage with a frameless glass balustrade. The ground floor provides a generous master suite with dressing room and en-suite, and there are a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The contemporary style with white rendered walls and slate roof covering is complemented with the use of Western Red Cedar cladding. PPC aluminium windows and doors, the glazing is limited to low level on the side elevations to avoid overlooking the neighbouring boundaries with a large window to the east gable to maximise views into the bay.

Private dwelling Nottinghamshire

We were asked by the client to design a contemporary three-bed property, with double garage, for this compact site in the local conservation area.

The ground floor provides open plan living accommodation, with cloakroom, utility room and study. The upper floor provides a large master bedroom with en-suite, with a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The creative plan adds character to the design which reflects the 21st century with clean lines, white rendered walls and Western Red Cedar cladding. To contrast, the roofs are dark grey natural slate, and the dark grey PPC aluminium large floor to ceiling windows, provide natural light.