This one-off country new build is a Hidden Gem, located in Bedfordshire; this rural dwelling has its own local stream and sits within a rejuvenation of woodland environment.
This contemporary country new build house is a shining example of combining different worlds to create something beautiful, with planning approved and constructed under the Paragraph 79 planning policy process.
The demolition of the existing farm/agricultural buildings allowed for landscaping improvements and a high quality design of a single 750sqm dwelling in open countryside largely hidden from view amidst the mature vegetation in the rural plot. .
This contemporary country new build house inspired by a modern European concept was deliberately designed to sit low in its surroundings, with the intention of allowing the building to flow out from the landscape and having a geology-based inspiration in its tectonic and geological forms.
Utilising local materials and drawing upon the benefits of a significantly enhanced landscaping solution locally to the country house design and to dozens of acres around, provides a holistic solution which allows the built form to settle in the landscape providing a gem within the Bedfordshire countryside.
The feeling of connectivity with the outside and the surroundings is enhanced by the use of extensive Panoramah glazing and a simple panel cladding system while the cantilever provides shade from the moving sun path.