Planning Application Submitted for Challenging Cottage Garden Property
Posted 16th March 2018
Wildblood Macdonald are very pleased to have submitted a planning application for a new detached dwelling in the garden of a cottage in a North Yorkshire village.
The design has been carefully considered to respond to challenging site constraints and parameters.
The site sits within a Conservation Area, on sloping ground, with neighbouring properties to the east and west. The host dwelling is accessed via a private gravel track that serves a number of dwellings. The orientation of the new house faces north, and therefore the design seeks to maximise sunlight by employing discreet glazing slots, double height voids (to bring in light from the upper floor) and large aluminium framed windows and carefully positioned roof lanterns.
Due to the sloping site, the entrance level is at the first floor (bedroom level). This also helps to minimise the massing and visual impact when seen from the host dwelling. Upon entering the house, an immediate visual connection is made to the wider landscaped setting beyond. Arrival at the principle living spaces is via a curved staircase, bathed in natural light from above. Careful use of traditional materials have been used, with elements of a contemporary vocabulary where the house seeks to mediate with the neighbouring buildings.