Blocky volumes clad in roughly textured supplies encompass a collection of courtyards at this residence, which Northumberland studio Elliott Architects has created in a village in Yorkshire.
Named Hushh Home, the house is organized throughout three low-lying blocks knowledgeable by the location’s present sandstone boundary partitions and its historical past as a supply of native stone.
Aiming to pay respect to this historical past, Elliott Architects retained the boundary wall to the north of the location and used it as an accent wall within the residence’s courtyards.
One of many three blocks can be clad in native sandstone, whereas the identical materials has been used to line extra partitions that border the house’s entrance courtyard.
“The concept was to copy and prolong the sandstone partitions of the location boundary however then to additionally work in different pure finishes to complement this,” studio founder Ben Elliott informed Dezeen.
Alongside sandstone, Hushh Home’s three volumes are clad in black slate and weathering metal, chosen to mirror the mining historical past of the village, which is a conservation space.
The slate-covered block accommodates a two-storey gallery house, which extends above the opposite volumes and incorporates a first-floor studying room.
“The outside of the gallery is stacked Cumbrian slate,” stated Elliott. “It is a new use of a standard materials which is often discovered as slate tiles throughout the conservation space.”
A big window within the studying room provides views over a roof backyard that tops the single-storey volumes.
“Aesthetically, the roof backyard softens the tougher supplies of the elevations when seen from the raised space of the backyard to the west, and particularly from the elevated studying room,” stated Elliott.
The Cumbrian slate-clad gallery is dramatically lit by a skylight and acts as the center of Hushh Home, providing entry to the opposite areas in the home.
Lined with darkish stained timber panels, the double-height house options 4 hidden wood doorways that may be totally closed off to cover the connecting bedrooms and provide extra privateness.
“We needed to create distinction within the inside areas relying on their use,” stated Elliott. “The central gallery is a key aspect of the design, and to suggest this we needed so as to add a layer of richness to the finishes.”
Contained throughout the steel-coated quantity is an open kitchen and eating house. It’s accessed by way of a door to the west of the gallery and bordered by a walled backyard with a path and beneficiant planting.
Wrapping round one aspect of the walled backyard, a small residing space lined steps down from the eating space with a lining of sunshine timber panels.
Further areas on the bottom flooring of Hushh Home embrace three ensuite bedrooms, two of which border planted courtyards.
Hushh Home’s bedrooms are completed with forest-toned furnishings and inexperienced surfaces, alongside sliding doorways that provide direct entry to the encompassing outside areas.
“The home incorporates a lot of courtyards, a few of that are small while others are extra beneficiant,” stated Elliott. “They’re used to carry gentle, texture and planting into the deep plan of the constructing, and to regulate privateness but additionally join areas.”
“The positioning is sort of constrained and alternatives for longer distance views had been restricted so the courtyards had been the perfect resolution,” Elliott continued.
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The pictures is by Jill Tate.