Pampard House is located within a large site in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gaddesden Row, Hertfordshire. The project began with a feasibility study investigating four options two for the extension and refurbishment of the existing house and two for a new build dwelling. Following the feasibility report the clients chose to pursue a new build option the development for which is ongoing and has just been granted planning permission.
The proposal is for a detached two storey house with a double pitch gable roof. It is proposed that the walls will be clad in vertically hung timber cladding and the roof covered with standing seam zinc.
The house is split across two floors with a large open plan kitchen living area taking in the views to the rear and a double height space above the dining area. Adjacent to this is the snug to the front of the house and additional accommodation including a utility room, study and guest suite. On the first floor the house is divided by the double height space with a landing bridging across the two halves. To one side is the master suite including a dressing room, ensuite bathroom and external terrace. To the other side is the family bathroom three bedrooms and one ensuite shower room.
The house has been designed to as far as possible achieve the clients brief whilst also working within the constraints of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has in place its own design guidance. To achieve a contemporary home we have used the guidance within the Chilterns Design Guide but translated this into a simple contemporary form and aesthetic.