The challenge was to design a family home within a conservation area and adjacent to the listed fatfield house. The solution was a split-level, modern 500sq.m house constructed using traditional materials, designed to sympathetically respond to its surroundings. With a grade 2 listed building adjacent, the levels were used to keep the height of the building lower than the surrounding buildings. The imaginative design creates the impression of a one and a half storey building whilst maintaining living accommodation over three storeys. A sedum roof was incorporated to reduce the impact of the footprint on the existing site.
“I had worked with Fitz Architects on a professional basis and had been very impressed with their proactive approach to their work. When the opportunity arose to design and build my own home Fitz seemed the obvious choice to work with to help provide a contemporary and modern design that we were after. Their design and ideas pushed the right buttons with the local planners and we had our planning application approved on a site in a conservation area that had several obstacles to overcome. The guys at Fitz are very easy to approach and were open to listen to our family requirements and develop these needs into their designs whilst maintaining the stunning overall look we were all after.”