My brief was to create a ‘forever’ home that would provide my clients and their family with a home that would last them for the rest of their days. I was asked to create a layout that was flooded with natural daylight. A layout that was open plan in nature but zoned so that each area had an identity. Sleeping accommodation was to be located on the first floor. But they also wanted a bedroom suite to the ground floor for guests and for themselves in their latter years.
My design incorporates all these desires and also takes full advantage of the views the site enjoys across open countryside and a large garden field where the Clients keep chickens, ducks and a selection of other animals.
The front of the site is accessed off a lane where the semi-private drive and garage is located. The rear of the site is private and has been fully opened up with glazing and full-width door openings to connect the interior of the house to the garden and fields beyond.
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