approach view of detached houses with balconies

The Outlook

Exciting Contemporary homes in Spetisbury, Dorset
Location Spetisbury, Dorset
Status Built
Use Residential
Client Private

Seven new modern homes following the contours of this sloping site in this Dorset village.

The housing development has a contemporary aesthetic, predominately constructed from red brick with pitched zinc roofs and large expanses of full height glass.

view of house from rear of sloped lawn garden

Full height glazing offer impressive views

The open plan living areas are glazed at both ends to take advantage of far reaching views across the valley and to maximise solar heat gain from the sunny south facing gardens.

The larger three storey houses set back from the road are cut into and step up the bank, to reduce the amount of excavation required and allow for undercroft garage parking on the ground floor.

The top floor living area is a great space with its vaulted ceilings with full height glazing. The frontage is set back to incorporate an inset balcony and panoramic views. Overhanging gables provide covered sitting out areas front and back.

Two similarly styled smaller affordable dwellings are located at the front of the site, turning their back on the road and screening the development.

aerial view visual sketch of contemporary houses
front view of contemporary red brick house with large windows and balcony
modern large open plan kitchen with island overlooking balcony
street view of modern red brick houses with zinc cladding and large driveways
view of contemporary house from rear garden with wooden fence

Penetrating light

At the rear of the houses a retaining wall pulls the ground level away from building. This allows natural light to penetrate the first floor level living spaces.

Photography Stuart Cox
Completion Date 2019

visual sketch of contemporary detached houses from street view
visual sketch of contemporary housing from street view