Peak Architects were approached to design a contemporary three storey, five bedroom house to replace an existing dilapidated garage. The team negotiated with the local Planning Authority to deliver a sustainable and innovative solution for this prominent site within the Broomhill Conservation area.
The house design responds to the sloping site; whilst it appears two storey from the road, the main open plan living space is located on the lower ground floor, opening out onto the rear garden. A feature staircase sits below a large rooflight, bringing light down through the house.
Both ground and first floor also feature terraces, creating external spaces with views out over the Rivelin Valley.
The elevations were developed carefully and collaboratively with the client, with a material palette of London Stone brick, broken by horizontal bands of limestone. Windows were set between these bands, further emphasised by deep recesses.