We are delighted to have obtained planning consent for a new, contemporary, five bedroom family home in a secluded setting surrounded by trees in the heart of Poughill Conservation Area.
Enhancing a previous approval for a substantial three-storey tree house and natural swimming pond, the new dwelling will be located within the extensive grounds of a fine example of a 1920’s Arts and Crafts house. The high quality design intent and subtle use of materials helps to locate this modern house in its sensitive context, creating a hidden gem.
The grounds are highly populated with trees and the new house has been designed to respond to the natural features of the site. Varying roof and floor planes, supported by exposed external steel structures, mimic the surrounding tree trunks and tree cover. Extended roof overhangs, balconies and terraces reflect the layering of the surrounding canopies and prevent overheating, whilst offering sheltered and open amenity spaces for the family.
The house has a natural rubble wall stone base, glazed wall areas and vertical, dark charred timber cladding, complemented by verdigris pre-patinated standing seam copper roofs.
The glazing frames dramatic views out through the treescape and optimises natural light entering the house while the charred finish of the timber echoes the bark of the surrounding trees and allows the new residence to quietly integrate with its surroundings.