To create a bespoke open plan home where natural light and green technology features. Our client wanted to capture the views over Carnlough Bay whilst accommodating a house which would visually link with the farm buildings adjacent.
Site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); steep inclined hill site; adjacent to large agricultural sheds and farm yard; natural stone context; very exposed site; achieving outline planning approval to allow principal of development on the site.
The design concept included stone facade to keep in language with the existing stone field boundaries and agricultural context. The house is one room deep with mezzanine over the living space allowing this space to always face the spectacular view over the Bay and have an abundance of natural light. Utilising the concept of growing the field boundary walls, the dwelling has a more private garden contained within these stone walls, thus offering an intimate, human scaled garden with a sense of enclosure to its western side, in counterpart to its otherwise dramatic and vast views over Carnlough Bay to its East. Accommodation includes open plan living/dining/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, master with ensuite, and study/office in mezzanine.