Thatched House, Dorset
Replacement of an existing 1960s chalet bungalow on the edge of a village in a Conservation Area and looking over an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Most of the vernacular houses in the village are rendered with thatched roofs, many with Purbeck stone plinths or ground floor walls.
Given the challenges of obtaining planning permission for a new build house in the village, and sensitivity towards the immediate environment, the concept design was for a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular.
The open plan living/dining/kitchen space is on the first floor to take advantage of the expansive views whilst the bedrooms are located at ground level.