Our clients love their site and garden which experiences the most magnificent hillside views across the Ribble Valley. However, they wanted to improve their home to future-proof the property for themselves, their family, and create an outstanding family home with everything they could want from a property.
The clients required a significant uplift of accommodation which far exceeded the policy limit for an extension, the proposed design replaces their existing property with a 3-storey detached dwelling which references their original property but incorporates contemporary features, and meets the highest levels of sustainability.
The new dwelling has been re-positioned to connect to their existing garden which is located at first floor level. The property is an ‘upside-down house’ with the living spaces on the middle floor connecting to the existing high-level garden, the design includes a hidden courtyard with the swimming pool, gym, bar, living spaces and office wrapping round the courtyard. Various different outdoor terraces have been incorporated to allow the clients to blend indoor / outdoor living despite the weather.