The Houses

The houses each offer a similar level of accommodation, with five bedrooms and four reception areas over two floors. The two standard house types used are demarcated by their orientation, handing, internal layout and use of a variety of materials, all creating a distinct “personality” with each plot. Variations in external materials further distinguish each design, particularly around the front entrances, so that no two adjacent houses will appear the same.

Type A (plots 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9) have been used where the orientation of the plot demands a long elevation to address the garden and entrance courtyard respectively.
Type B (plots 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10) is more suited to deeper sites, and delivers a more articulated plan shape and room layout.

Architecturally the designs are unashamedly modern in concept but also echo the solid and trusted Edwardian “villa”- in the strongly horizontal proportions- and deep eaves overhang on the low pitched slate roofs. Further diversity in design and visual variation is delivered by one house type having hipped roofs and the other gabled, conceivably giving it a slightly more contemporary look.