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Designed to nestle into its landscape on a raised village location, The Walnuts is a new dwelling in the grounds of a of an existing property.
The brief required a traditional, well-proportioned, stone and brick house with a natural blue slate roof to overlook the Leicestershire countryside in a landscaped garden retaining as many natural features and trees as possible.
A key design aim was for the property to be in harmony with its surrounding village, becoming timeless in its setting.
The challenges to face included the level changes in the existing landscape and how to embrace this whilst ensuring open and light spaces externally and internally.
A formal natural ironstone front has a Georgian country farmhouse influence, whilst the use of red brick and natural oak to the south and rear achieves an overall balance of a building normally seen as a progression over many years.
This progression of styles and materials is often seen in Leicestershire country houses. Oak is used in numerous places, forming a key aspect of the overall design.
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47 Westview Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester. LE2 9JU. Company number: 5420643