A smaller speculative development, this unique opportunity was to develop a former farmhouse and its adjacent land. Planning concerns were raised due to the nature of the history of the site and the small village setting that the site was located in. The site had a derelict 300 year old cob farmhouse and a large green area to the side. Whilst the local authority allowed a higher density of the site and the demolition of the original farmhouse, we decided to renovate the farmhouse and create a single new dwelling on the site.
Attention to detail from the architects included having a shared central driveway synonymous with old farmyards, a garage design to look like a stable block and a hand made brick and tile chosen for both the buildings. The original cob building used a period grit and lime mortar whilst the new build used a modern sand a cement mortar but, with the same brick, gives a subtle design detail bringing a synergy between the development. Both of these units were sold off plan.