A contemporary concept for four homes that reference the local vernacular.

Four detached houses

A site straddling a Conservation Area provided an interesting opportunity for a development of four detached homes.

The site before redevelopment.

The houses progress in design approach from the first - a traditional brick building with rendered relief panels under plain clay tiled roofs, brick chimney, traditional timber casement windows and a mellow pallet of colours - through to a fully contemporary design with a large mono-pitched roof of clay pantiles over white modern rendered walls and cedar-boarded relief panels. Although unique as a new build concept, all four house designs reference the local vernacular.

Each home benefits from modern-day living areas with large windows and doors allowing light to flood in. High levels of external envelope insulation compensate for the large glazed areas.