This new-build house sits in a horseshoe of trees within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It replaces an existing property and makes the most of the secluded location with views over fields to the north-west.
Part of the house will be buried into the steeply sloping site while family spaces and bedrooms are located above ground. The living room, located in the northern part of the house, is expressed as a separate element within a mono-pitch roof which opens up to the views and overlooks a small, tree-lined gill – a natural valley particular to the High Weald. The kitchen, dining room and bedrooms face south, overlooking the garden.
The proposals, developed with Farrer Huxley Associates, will help to repair the existing gill, integrating the house into the ancient landscape. New trees will be planted to supplement the existing woodland.
Model Photos: Ben Tynegate