An elegant brick front complements the old garden wall
McLean Quinlan for private client
Contract value: undisclosed
A contemporary Passivhaus dwelling has been inserted into a historic walled garden that had fallen into disrepair. As the site lay outside development boundaries, planning was won under Paragraph 55 (now 79), the Country House Clause, with a design inspired by the surroundings. An elegant brick front complements the old garden wall and a discreet front door references the gate in that wall. Further along, an oriel window breaks through, hinting at what is behind. Spaces are arranged around a central winter garden so the building functions both as a home and a gallery for the clients’ art collection. The house includes air source heating, MHVR, solar power, battery storage, insulation and triple-glazing, to provide over 100% of required energy.