Berkhamstead House, Hertfordshire

This is a beautiful tucked away plot not far from the local flint castle. It is a fantastic site with woods to the south-west and long reaching views out towards the Chilterns to the north east.

This sensitive location meant that we had to provide a low lying solution that would sit comfortably in its place. Working with planners on green belt land site, we therefore created a modest solution in keeping with the surroundings.

Based on the topography of the site the roofline mimics the layers of the land. The form is a linear solution that relates to the horizon views when looking out. The tones are dark so that they mellow to the dark back drop of the wood. The use of flint is a reminder of what is underfoot and the local geology.