The existing site was occupied by a small, dark post-war bungalow on a double-width plot which the client wished to demolish the existing building with the view to building a pair of new, contemporary home suitable for the full plot the and modern concept of what a house should be.

While there was good scope in building width the scale of the neighbouring properties is imposing and each has tall, mature trees which overshadow much of the site so the building’s orientation is primarily front to back but off-set to one side to allow client a small swimming pool on the sunniest location within the plot.
By adapting a traditional butterfly roof design and then seperating each pitch to allow the insertion of an atrium the house could easily overcome limited light a traditional roof form would have allowed. The resulting design is a simple, fluid and airy contempory home.