New contemporary farmhouse in Wiltshire
In 2017 Mark Wray Architects designed a new house in a small Wiltshire hamlet, replacing an early C20th property which was no longer fit for purpose but held beautiful countryside views. The intent for the new design was to break the scale of the larger replacement dwelling into a series of volumes, echoing traditional farmstead typology and defining key parts of the site.
The primary element is the two-storey farmhouse, containing the main living areas including a large double height dining hall and master bedroom and living room facing the wide views to the North. A single storey wing to the West contains the kitchen and family room under a vaulted oak roof, whilst to the South is a separate studio / guest bedroom suite connected via glazed link.
The principle volumes are constructed using dry-packed Cotswold rubblestone with exposed oak lintels above contemporary metal framed openings. The smaller volumes are timber framed adding to the agricultural aesthetic and pitched slate roofs throughout unify the whole development. The House is currently under construction and due to complete in late Autumn 2019.