Stone Oak House | Birtle

Category: Private Client
Services Provided: Concept Design, Local Authority Planning Consent
Location: Birtle, Lancashire

Residential New Build – Stone Oak House:

Stone Oak is a bespoke new build property set within the Green Belt located in an elevated and beautiful location in Birtle, Lancashire that has benefits of far reaching valley views encompassing 3 counties.

As part of our commission we were asked to review the site, analyse wind and sun paths and prepare a site feasibility assessment. Our project brief involved designing a bespoke luxury property that even though new, has an instant connection and age. Due to the clients specific requirements we designed a home with multiple levels and introduced a material palette that would be found locally to the area. The use of natural stone, slate and oak allows for a sympathetic traditional appearance that would be timeless in its setting.

We spent many weeks examining traditional farm properties identifying key features that we could reinvent in this bespoke one-off property. The linear arrangement allows the new home to rest across the site taking full advantage of the views and sun path. With oak timber frame at the forefront the interior spaces are clean, contemporary and homely.

Feature double and triple height interior spaces create drama and impact internally, but also allow interaction between the differentiating levels within the new home. With new homes it is incredibly important the landscape enhances our architecture and with the use of raised patios that take advantage of the sun path throughout the day combined with calming water features and traditional English courtyard rose and cottage gardens we feel this unique property exceeds our design brief.

The proposed homes communicates incredibly well to its setting.  The combination of contemporary and traditional architectural detailing allows the property to settle seamlessly and become subservient to the landscaping. To the rear the introduction of large expansive areas of glazing in a direct and deliberate reverse architectural approach that still provides hints that this property is a newly created super prime home of real distinction. The glazing becomes more dominant as an architectural feature and is further enhanced by clean lines and repetitive use of green oak details and framing.

This green belt bespoke project shows that traditional architecture can be beautiful when careful consideration has been given to its natural setting.