Longhouse

This sleek range of one-and-a-half storey kit houses have been inspired on the traditional ‘longhouse’ of Scotland and northern Europe. Their linear form allows them to slot easily into the landscape, while internally they are spacious and open planned. Their elevations have been kept simple – avoiding the tendency for imbalanced window layouts, common to many prefab homes – and the main glazing area would be ideally orientated to frame the view while making use of passive solar gain.

Superfluous spaces such as a formal reception hall and a separate dining room have been eliminated to make best use of the space available. The kitchen – the true heart of a home – has been made central, while the wood-burning stove acts as a focal point to a dramatic, double-height vaulted living area.

Some of our Longhouse designs utilise ‘lean-to’ rear porch extensions (indicated by the letter P), which provides extra utility/storage space, or a dormer window (D), allowing space for an extra bedroom. 

Adaptability is key. Unlike the Accessible range, our Longhouse 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. They are also designed so that they might be easily extended in future, and might be provided as timber frame houses on request.

This is to say: there is scope for our designs to be modified to suit your particular needs. Please see the bespoke page for more details, or contact us to start the conversation.

1 & 2 Bedroom Homes
LH102

LH102

Despite its modest footprint, this two-bedroom house has been designed to maximise living space and promote a sense of openness and space. The kitchen/dining area opens to a dramatic double-height vaulted living room, where a woodburning stove is the focal point…

LH102P

LH102P

This two-bedroom house design expands upon our LH102 model by adding a ‘lean-to’ extension to the rear, providing a utility room and additional storage, as well as allowing for a larger kitchen/dining area with extra worktops and space for a bigger table...

3 Bedroom Homes
LH102D

LH102D

This three-bedroomed house from our Lonighouse range is a slghtly larger version of our popular LH102 model. By adding length to the building and a dormer window, there’s space for an extra bedroom, which shares the upstairs bathroom…

LH102PD

LH102PD

This three-bedroom variant upon our popular LH102 model adds both a box dormer to the roof and a rear porch extension which, combined with extra length to the building, allows for an extra upstairs bedroom plus utility room and a larger kitchen/dining area…

LH202

LH202

One of our design classics, this elegant three-bedroomed Longhouse takes the basic LH102 model and lengthens it, creating space for a new master bedroom, with optional en-suite. The double-height living room with its vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove forms the home’s natural focal point…

LH202P

LH202P

This variant upon our classic three-bedroomed LH202 design adds a ‘lean-to’ extension to the rear to create a utility room and additional storage, and allows for a larger kitchen/dining area with extra worktops and space for a bigger table...

4 & 5+ bedroom homes
LH202D

LH202D

This four-bedroomed house from our Longhouse range is a slightly larger version of the LH202 model: by adding length to the building and a dormer window, there’s space for an extra bedroom, which shares the upstairs bathroom…

LH202PD

LH202PD

This four-bedroom variant upon our popular LH202 model adds both a box dormer to the roof and a rear porch extension which, combined with extra length to the building, allows for an extra upstairs bedroom plus utility room and a larger kitchen/dining area…

LH302P

LH302P

This four-bedroomed version of the Longhouse takes a similar form to the smaller LH202P model, including the ‘lean-to’ extension containing a wind-lobby and utility area, but adds an additional bedroom to the attic space over the master bedroom…

LH302PD

LH302PD

Adding a box dormer to the attractive LH302P design enables a fifth bedroom to be added, which shares the upstairs bathroom – perfect for larger families, or those seeking extra room for a home office…

LH402

LH402

 

This four-bedroomed house is one of our most popular Longhouse designs because it packs so much space into a deceptively simple form. Central to this is its clever design, with service areas running down the back wall, leaving the living and bedroom spaces uncluttered…

LH402D

LH402D

This four-bedroom model is a variation upon our popular LH402 Longhouse, simply adding a box dormer to expand the upstairs bedrooms and enable them to share a central bathroom…

LH402P

LH402P

This four-bedroomed house is another variation upon the very popular LH402 Longhouse, this time adding a ‘lean-to’ rear extension. There are two extension options: the first adds a much larger utility room and additional storage, while the second option creates a much larger kitchen…

LH402PD

LH402PD

This four-bedroom model expands further upon the spacious LH402P design, adding a box dormer to accommodate a shared bathroom on the first floor, making it an ideal home for families with children…

LH502

LH502

This new four-bedroomed design takes a similar form to the very popular LH402 Longhouse, the main difference being the wider plan, which allows for a larger dining space, living room and second bedroom…

LH502D

LH502D

This large four-bedroomed house is a variant of the generously proportioned LH502 Longhouse, adding a box dormer to allow the upstairs bedrooms to share a bathroom: a perfect choice for families with children...

LH502P

LH502P

This four-bedroomed house is another variation upon the generously proportioned LH502 Longhouse, this time adding a ‘lean-to’ rear extension. There are two extension options: the first being the standard porch with additional lobby and utility area, while the second option creates a much larger kitchen, larder and external store…

LH502PD

LH502PD

This large four-bedroom family home expands further upon the generously proportioned LH502P design by adding a box dormer to accommodate a shared bathroom on the first floor, making it ideal for families with children…

LH602

LH602

This four-bedroomed design is based on ‘The Shed,’ a multi-award-winning design from Dualchas Architects. Mary Arnold Foster, then practice principle, designed this house for herself in 2008, and has featured widely across the media. Based on the form of an agricultural shed…