Private House, Cumbria

A blockwork L plan arrangement on the ground floor houses the bedrooms and workshop areas of this unique house.

The stone cladding mirrors the stone boundary wall to the adjacent lane. A reinforced blockwork retaining wall to the west allows the house to be set back on the site, leaving room for a spacious walled garden in front of the house.

The timber and steel roof structure supports a green roof to the south and two single-storey pavilions to the north which form the main living space providing views to the fells. A glazed link between the pavilions provides a central top-lit main stair to provide access to these first floor areas. The pavilions are lightweight timber frames, clad in zinc with large corner windows.


RIBA National Award 2016

RIBA North West Award 2016

RIBA 2016 House of the Year Award - Long-listed