Edge Hill, Darras Hall, Ponteland

Beautiful materials, light and shadows

· Credit: Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects

Sutherland Hussey Harris for private client

Contract value: Undisclosed

GIA: 360m2

 

Sitting on the leafy Darras Hall estate, this elegant and bold private family home starts from a concrete base, becoming a timber slatted screen that wraps around it and tops it off with a lid. The act creates an uplifting triple height space along the entire length of the house, bringing it to life with beautiful materials, light and shadows – feeding the lower level living spaces, upper level bedrooms and giving views out to the gardens beyond them.

  • · Credit: Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects
  • · Credit: Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects
  • · Credit: Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects
  • · Credit: Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects

The judges were impressed with the client/architect relationship, where both worked through details with precision and care, resolving difficult junctions and even testing the weathering of timbers. Nothing was left to chance, with side tables, beds and furniture all being made bespoke, resulting in a building of aesthetic grace and craftsmanship.


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