Arts & Crafts Farmstead
A new farmstead that replaces a 1950s house on a sensitive site in the Surrey Hills. The design draws upon the local architectural tradition, popularised by Lutyens and other Arts and Crafts architects, whose earliest work can be seen in the area. The house has a mixture of rooflines, subtle changes in elevational materials and varying eaves lines, all to suggest the buildings’ gradual evolution over time. The palette of materials includes red brick, clay hung tiles and timber weatherboards to match local examples. Stone is quarried directly from the site and brick timber-framed elements are traditionally made from oak with pegged joints, with a series of new agricultural buildings designed to give the appearance of a traditional Surrey farmstead.