Sited adjacent to a Grade I listed gothic manor, this site which had a series of secondary school buildings allowed for a more modern intervention with these two proposed houses. These houses would provide enablement development to the house and the protection of the needs of the heritage asset, as well as providing a modern breath of fresh air to the site. The robust corten material would provide a combination of industrial but nature-related feel that would require no maintenance. The sedum roofing would provide a refuge for local animals and plant life and also provide an elegant solution for the adjacent manor to look down on visually. The striking cantilever outcrops to the building with their trunk-like pin supports provide an elegant and exciting structural solution to the building and its relationship to the site’s topography and views to the local stream.