St Andrew's Road, Hexham

Strong gabled forms face the street

St Andrew's Road
St Andrew's Road Credit: Jill Tate

Elliott Architects for private client
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 230 m²

This house on St Andrew’s Road in Hexham is a corner plot in a streetscape of stone garden walls and gabled Victorian houses in a conservation area. This scale and massing was picked up by Elliott Architects which split the building visually into two asymmetric blocks by way of a recessed entrance and a glazed circulation spine on the first floor.

  • St Andrew's Road
    St Andrew's Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • St Andrew's Road
    St Andrew's Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • St Andrew's Road
    St Andrew's Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • St Andrew's Road
    St Andrew's Road Credit: Jill Tate
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Strong gabled forms face the street while pairs of windows with stone mullions minimise the visibility of the building’s aluminium window frames externally. On the street-facing elevation, the contrast between the rough stone used at ground level and the ashlar above breaks down the facades further, giving the contemporary elements the appearance of floating above the ‘garden wall’. The slate from the roof has been partially wrapped down the rear elevations to create a subservient facade with large sliding glass doors enabling the main living spaces to open out onto the south facing garden terrace.

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