Replacement Gothick style house, Hertfordshire
The replacement house in Hertfordshire follows the character of the more picturesque Gothick-style houses, dating from the nineteenth century, in the locality, and so is more in keeping with its setting. It is a two-storey house with the upper floor being partially located in the roof space, as the previous house. A pitched roofed canopied entrance porch is flanked by twin gables with vertically tiled hung upper floor levels over red/brown facing brickwork. These gables have decorative carved timber bargeboards and exposed timber work structure emulating those on other estate buildings in the area. The side elevations are subservient in character with lower eaves line punctuated by individual gabled dormer windows with carved bargeboards. The rear elevation follows the form, scale and external detailing of the front elevation. At roof level, a pair of octagonal brick chimneys give variety and interest to the building’s skyline and continue the tradition and precedent of decorative chimneystacks on the older buildings in the area.
Designed by Nigel Anderson