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Floating House


Project Details

£250,000 to £499,999

Alteration to existing property, Brownfield site, New Build, Sited in Greenbelt land, Within a Conservation Area


Elliott Architects Ltd

24 Battle Hill , Hexham , Northumberland , NE46 2EB , United Kingdom

The project involved a new house in the open countryside, with the site looking north towards the Corbridge conservation area. This was a challenging context in planning terms, but also a great opportunity to consider design in a beautiful rural setting. The design is a contemporary interpretation of the immediate context, working with the steeply sloping site and maximising views over the valley whilst protecting privacy and remaining largely hidden from view. The scheme represents a sophisticated and progressive addition to the rural architecture of the area, and the end result is a credit to the commitment and effort of the design team and the client, demonstrating the importance of creativity in a sensitive and important landscape.