Two detached family homes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The brief was to create two ‘forever homes’ which were rural but contemporary on a sensitive greenbelt AONB site for the applicant’s family and in-laws.
We were approached by our client to design their family’s forever home, and a home for the client’s Mother and Father-In-Law on the same site. The site is located in Roughlee, Pendle which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a greenbelt site owned by client through his farming ties to the local village. Understanding the site, impact on visibility and local context was critical in creating a design which satisfied the client’s requirements, local villager’s concerns and planning policy.
The scheme was designed to include a 4 bedroom, 2-storey property and a 3 bedroom, single-storey property which will be constructed using a traditional exposed oak-frame. The materiality has been designed to relate to the rural context, with the additional of contemporary glazed elements, private terraces, gable feature windows, barn-door style glazed openings, and double height spaces. The site layout has been designed to appear as a sporadic cluster of converted agricultural buildings within a rural hamlet.