Set in Oxford’s sensitive Green Belt, this contemporary 5 bedroom, 2600sqft replacement dwelling recently completed by the Practice is set on a sloping 2 acre site with beautiful views over mature woodland.
The living areas associated with this unique house are all on the upper floor maximising light, views and a sense of space. Positioned on the edge of the existing terraced area at the top of the site, the house fully utilises the contours of the sloping site and allows an improved approach to the dwelling.
This configuration also allows a formal entrance courtyard to be accommodated along with an adjacent private south facing garden area – something which the existing property lacked.
A simple high quality palette of materials is used including stone, render, cedar cladding, structural glass and sedum/planted roofs which compliment the natural setting. An array of ground mounted photovoltaic panels combined with high standards of airtightness and insulation ensure minimal running costs.