After extensive negotiations with North Dorset District Council and thanks to vocal neighbour support, planning permission was gained for an innovative, contemporary house within the curtilage of the adjacent Grade II Listed House. The highly imaginative and energy efficient proposal was approved at committee where the members voted unanimously in favour of the design.
This modern cottage is mainly single storey with guest suite accommodation above the garage. The front elevation is composed of a mono pitch element with traditional Shaftsbury Greensand Stone walls under a slate roof. A single storey entrance to the side has curved white render walls below a flat roof.
Project size 240m2
Credits: Jeff Gilbert, Nigel Rigden, Photographer. www.nigrig.com
Awards: North Dorset Design Awards 2003. Winner.
Awards: Kitchen Design of the Year 2003. Highly Commended.
Publications: Telegraph June 2007, Homebuilding & Renovating Contemporary Homes Book 2006, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine June 2006, Dorset Magazine Nov 2004 (dorsetmagazine.co.uk), Architecture Review Wessex.