Start Over – New Build House.
Walters Architects have been commissioned to design a new build family home for a private client in Leicestershire. The site is in a Conservation Area where an existing house already stands. The current home is in poor condition and not particularly attractive so we intend to demolish it to make way for our new proposal. We have already submitted a ‘Pre Planning’ application which was met with a positive reaction by the Local Authorities Planning department. We find this staged approach is the best way to inform any detailed design and it helps no end in achieving successful decisions.
The client and the practice are delighted with the new design for a 3 storey detached Mock Tudor style house. Our proposal includes 5 bedroom, one en -suite, two family bathrooms, a study, utility, walk in larder and a large family kitchen/diner. The external materials include Swithland stone, brick, lime plaster and oak framing with powder coated aluminium windows.
The site is quite narrow and the house is set towards the rear so the setting and approach to the house is pretty dramatic. The benefit of inserting a new home on an existing site is that the landscaping is already established which gives a better sense of belonging. The previous owners were clearly keen gardeners so little we are keen to preserve the current landscaping.
Also, as part of the same application, we have designed a timber framed triple garage with log store, external stair case and office above. This structure will be placed to the front of the site under a rather attractive oak tree.
All relevant planning information should be ready for this Friday (including these visuals) when we intend to make the full application.
Walters Architects have built within this particular Conservation Area a couple of times and have real strong relationships with the local planing authority and their Conservation team. That said, we still need you to wish us luck.