A new house for a couple with a large young family, located within the historic Spargrove Estate. The house replaces a smaller house and outbuildings already on the site.
The plan takes the form of a long barn on two levels from which projects the family kitchen with the master bedroom above. The barn element is positioned within the tree belt on Spargrove Lane but the projecting pavilion will have magificent views down the valley.
A “cultivated” garden is set within the rubble walled courtyard. The barn wing is formed from local fieldstone and the pavilion is formed from oak. Interiors are simple and are well lit by skylights above. Phase 2 involves a pool house and tennis court.
Stephen Marshall Architects