A range of houses based on the traditional "longhouse" of Scotland and much of northern Europe. This linear form allows the houses to slot easily into the landscape, with the main glazing orientated to make use of passive solar gain. The elevations have been kept simple, avoiding the tendency to have the imbalanced window layouts common to many kit houses.
Internally all the house are spacious and open-planned. Superfluous spaces such as a formal reception hall and a separate dining room have been eliminated. The kitchen is central - the heart of the home; and the central fire acts as the focal point to the living area. The main space are open to the apex of the roof, which adds drama, something usually lacking in modern houses.
All these designs have generous useable attic spaces for additional bedrooms although they can also be supplied as single-storey buildings with the option to convert in the future. The houses are also designed to be easily extended. Adaptabilty is key.
The versions can be supplied with porches (P) giving more utility and storage space - ideal for family homes. We have also introduced a dormer (D) option to these designs. This provides a central bathroom upstairs which means an extra bedroom for some of the houses. The designs can be modified to suit your particular site or needs. Please speak to one of our architects.
These houses can also be provided in timber frame.