Studio J Architects have recently submitted a planning application for a new build house near Wakefield. The site is in a semi-rural setting on the edge of a village, looking over the adjacent fields.
Currently on site there is an existing disused barn. The clients approached Studio J with the intention of a barn conversion. However the existing structure was not suitable to convert and so we have proposed to take this down and construct a new build house on the same footprint.
The style of the house is heavily influence by its rural setting with the feel of a contemporary barn conversion, but with the advantage of being able to build fully with new materials. The external materials for the new build house are stone to the ground floor and with standing seam to the first floor, wrapping over the roof. Feature windows and balconies are positioned to take advantage of the stunning views.
The property accommodation consists of, on the first floor; 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large kitchen-dining-living room and snug. To the ground floor is a large garage and workshop, boot room, utility and plant room. On this level there is also a separate annex for visiting friends and relatives to use with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan kitchen-dining-living room.
The property has been design to be future proofed for the client as they enter their retirement years. With full wheelchair access throughout the house, including a lift between the ground and first floor levels.
The planning decision is due before the end of the year with construction due to take place in 2023.
Are you looking for help with a barn conversion or new build house in Leeds, Wakefield or throughout the Yorkshire? Contact Studio J Architects to discuss your project.