This new-build rural home is located at the heart of Haddenham, an historic Buckinghamshire village. The scheme will see the demolition of an existing carport and studio – replaced by a high quality and energy efficient house which responds to the immediate and surrounding context. The proposal will create true ‘lifetime’ home – a space that suits the client’s current needs, but also one which is flexible enough to adapt to future needs.
Designed to fit sensitively within the local Conservation Area, the house presents a discreet gable-ended front to the street, extending to the rear to take maximum advantage of the south-facing garden. Conceived as a long-house, the symmetrical plan includes two staircases to allow for a flexible arrangement of three bedrooms on the upper floor.
High-quality materials and finishes have been carefully considered to achieve robust simplicity and elegance and to respond to the local vernacular. The walls of the house will be rendered in a lime, sitting on a brick plinth as a contemporary interpretation of a historic local detail.
This proposed design offers a new house that responds to the rich local character and creates a subtle contemporary addition that will harmonise with the wider historic context. The house will provide an energy-efficient, lifetime home for its owner.
Planning permission granted