The Orchard is sited in an area of garden ground which had a previous permission for a large house. Our clients are keen gardeners and they wanted an external wall against which they could grow an apricot tree and large wall areas internally for their art collection.
Our approach was to create an entrance courtyard formed by three wings of the house with the fourth side enclosed by planting. The house is entered through a long gallery linking the wings and taking you into the main kitchen/dining/living space.
The house is insulated to very high levels with underfloor heating form an air source heat pump and heat recovery ventilation.