Contemporary ‘farmhouse’, shallow open plan arrangement with dual orientation to maximise solar gain & provide views of scenic location.

Exposed sloping site, so ground was excavated to enable the house to be cut  down into the landscape to provide shelter from prevailing wind, natural sandstone dry stone walls were used to  provide shelter, privacy and security by dividing public front garden from private rear  garden, in addition to linking the  single storey car port/ garage building with the two storey house. The house sits on a stone clad podium which extends to a large patio on split levels  which  relates to the  levels of the  rear garden.

The flat roofed  single storey annexe to the rear  is clad in black zinc  , and the roof extends to merge with car port & garage  roof to provide a covered walkway to rear entrance . The flat roof extends on the patio side to provide a covered external  ‘room ‘.The front entrance is defined by a two storey black zinc clad block with covered porch .

Simple forms are used with a restricted palette of natural high quality materials – Quartz sandstone walling & granite paving , Anthra zinc roofing & cladding , Silicone white render , Aluclad TG windows , composite soffit boarding & screens.