Reid Architects was commissioned to design a new-build single dwelling in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
The house is 330 sq. m. / 3,550 sq. ft arranged over 3 floors. The ground floor accommodates the living space which is flexible and open-plan, giving a sense of light and space. To the rear of the property, the house opens to the garden through folding sliding glass doors maximising the useable space at ground floor and enhancing its connectivity to the garden.
The form of the house is derived from the comfortable, archetypal, traditional pitched roof building, whilst combining evolving technologies in construction and sustainability.
The use of brick as a predominant external material softens the impact of the elevation and improves perceived quality. This breaks up the material palette of the immediate neighbours but sits well with the wider context of a broader material palette established in houses along both sides of the road.
The design sets out to create a modern piece of architecture in harmony with its site, context and landscape; an elegant, minimal, and highly practical house that promotes a fresh approach to contemporary family living.