John Pardey Architects have designed this contemporary Duckett house, located in Burley, England. This 195 sqm house, built to a very high specification cost £1,739 sqm to build. This a contemporary broadly open plan layout , but rather than one single massive space we envisage distinct areas each with their own function.
The challenge in designing a replacement house on the outskirts of the picture-postcard forest village of Burley, within a conservation area, was to make a building of its time that integrates with the context in an honest and clear way.
Children’s bedrooms are tall, wedge-shaped rooms that use the mono-pitch form to allow the rising sun in through a slit window at high level above a storage area that straddles the passageway and wardrobes.
The family bathroom at the end of the house doubles up as a laundry room; a low window allows views of the animals in the fields beyond whilst enjoying a warm bath.