Arts & Crafts House
A substantial house commissioned by the landowner for a family member, replacing a 1960s bungalow. The local planning authority placed strict restraints of the design, insisting that the single storey character of the property was retained, and that any first floor rooms were located in the roof. The building combines local materials and classical details, in a composition inspired by late nineteenth century Arts and Crafts design. The entrance is a simple, plain brick facade, featuring tall chimneys, terracotta plaques and a carved classical door case. The rear facade has tall bay windows with terracotta rosettes and a columnar veranda facing out into open fields. The steep clay tile roof is capped with tall terracotta finials adding variety to the building’s silhouette. The interior has a compact plan with a galleried staircase rising over the front door in a narrow vaulted hall.