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Butterfly Planform Country House

Project: W1555

Taking its influence from an ‘Old English’ architectural style, this new build private dwelling has been designed to fit specifically with the sloping topography of its site and work in union with the natural style landscape design. The property has been designed utilising a butterfly planform, which affords wide ranging views from all the principle rooms into the newly created gardens.

It is intended that the house provides a warm and welcoming feel in its wider setting. The buildings articulation and differing roof forms have been created to meet this aim along with carefully selected materials that follow the local vernacular. Internally the house has been designed as a very modern, energy efficient family home.

“The butterfly plan creates a great harmony with the landscape design, evoking a feeling that they are maturing together.”

Homes & Garden Magazine

The wider landscaping of the site take inspiration from the surrounding heathland with hidden structure that become slightly more formal in close proximity to the house. Wildlife are actively encouraged into the site and the enhancement of the site’s biodiversity was an important requirement in the projects brief. The inclusion of a wildlife pond, several insect walls and two dedicated bat hotels aim to create a natural haven for the owner’s enjoyment.