Client Aspirations
To create an external annex to family home, to provide additional office space, family space and parking for cars whilst maintaining privacy. Our client also wanted to take into account the attractive views of the local mountains from this elevated site.
Providing a building subordinate to the host dwelling; located adjacent to boundary so avoid overlooking to neighbouring land
Our Response
The building is positioned immediately south of the host dwelling, wedged between it and a neighbouring building. A row of tall deciduous trees aligns the southern boundary of the site screening it from the neighbouring dwelling to the south. To maintain privacy, views are deliberately directed out towards the east boundary road to avoid overlooking the neighbour, whilst still framing views of the countryside setting, via cedar-clad cranked forms. The building is finished with a natural stone, and the roof covered with zinc in keeping with the agricultural and domestic context. Accommodation includes: ground floor carport, gym and storage; first floor family room, office, wc and external terrace with focal fire and hot tub area