Arts & Crafts house, Derbyshire

Arts & Crafts house, Derbyshire

A building that replaces a run-down farm complex on a prominent green belt site in Derbyshire. The building uses a 'butterfly' or cruciform plan in response to the topography and orientation of the site, so as to maximise the countryside views. The design suggests a structure that has evolved and adapted over time around a central stone tower or viewing platform, which provides views across the estate and acts as a central circulation point for the radiating wings of the house. Elevations vary in style to create a sense of informality, but with each façade referring to local building traditions.

Designed by Nigel Anderson