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Ley Hill – New House

A family home in a beautiful spot with long reaching views

This new house was created to replace two unsightly industrial sheds. The site faces undulating hills and the house was carefully positioned to make the most of the stunning views and sloping site levels. Being located in the Green Belt and AONB there were strict limits on the area and height of the house, but we were able to create a house of 6,200 sqft with generous ceiling height throughout. The house follows the shape of the existing sheds, and is formed in two distinct sections, joined by a glazed link.

The main wing is a contemporary take on a timber-clad agricultural barn and the guest wing is inspired by the traditional old red-brick barn conversion next door. Both wings include areas of double height and strategically positioned windows and rooflights provide a feeling of space and ample daylight. The main wing includes industrial elements like exposed steel beams, Crittall glazing, floating staircase and shadow gap timber cladding. The guest wing utilises weathered brick walls and timber beams. The glass link entrance hall marries the two wings harmoniously.