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The Longhouse, Heslington

Newbuild and renovation make family home that recalls the site's farming heritage

The Longhouse, Heslington
The Longhouse, Heslington Credit: Jim Varney

Bramhall Blenkharn Architects for private client
Contract value: £1.2m 
GIA: 620 m2
Cost per m2:  £1,935

The Longhouse is a new home in a conservation area for a local family. It mixes newbuild with the renovation of two brick barns on a largely unused farmstead, partly within the green belt. The house reflects the agricultural heritage of the site in terms of scale and materials, and visually enhances the setting.  Its narrow, long form reflects the building it replaced. All main living areas face south and west. The new house is linked to one of the brick barns which is used as guest accommodation. Two thirds of the south elevation are recessed behind full height oak columns in another reference to a former building here.

  • The Longhouse, Heslington
    The Longhouse, Heslington Credit: Jim Varney
  • The Longhouse, Heslington
    The Longhouse, Heslington Credit: Jim Varney
  • The Longhouse, Heslington
    The Longhouse, Heslington Credit: Jim Varney
  • The Longhouse, Heslington
    The Longhouse, Heslington Credit: Jim Varney
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