Centrally located within the picturesque village, this existing ½ acre site currently consists of rundown farm buildings and grazing land and already has planning permission for conversion and new build housing.
DKS Architects were commissioned to look again at the approved scheme to see if a better, more contemporary approach might be adopted. The plans show innovative designs to renovate the existing farmhouse, convert two derelict barns and build three striking contemporary properties to the rear of the site.
DKS worked with neighbours and the Parish Council to replace the original, unpopular scheme with one that responds to the very steeply sloping nature of part of the site.
At the front of the site the traditional architecture reflects the appearance of the Conservation Area. To the rear, the modern design rivals anything you might find on Grand Designs, while vastly reducing the impact on neighbours.
As well as incorporating many environmentally friendly building materials, the new build properties are built into the sloping land with a fully glazed south facing wall enabling each building to reduce heating costs through passive solar gain.
The large flat roof of each contemporary house will be planted with a sedum green roof to reduce the rate of water run-off and include new technologies for harvesting and recycling rain water.