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Working with RC architect, this scheme replaces a run down 1930’s dwelling. We believe this elegant timber clad house signals itself as a new approach to housing. The highly insulated timber frame building has extremely low energy requirements (inline with German Passiv Haus standards), provides generous level of accommodation, was constructed within 5 months and was economical to build!

The water front location led to an upside down house, with the raised ground floor providing the sleeping areas, and the first floor with the open plan living area leading to a roof terrace above maximising the spectacular sea views.

The house unites choice of material and rigour with a common sense approach to low energy to create this proudly modern green house.

Highlights include the exposed glulam timber frame, triple glazed German windows, a double height wintergarden that generates warm air to heat the house coupled with a wood burning stove linked to the central hot water tank.

Status: Project completed.