rear view of new build house

The Blossoms

Self build house

Studio J Architects were delighted to work with their client on their new home build project.

The site was a former garden to the adjacent property and is in a stunning rural location not far from York. With stunning views to the rear but strict planning guidelines for a more traditional style we had to balance the design with new and old architectural design.

To the front of the property it was required for the house to sit comfortably with the surrounding properties. The use of brick, along traditional proportions and details, helps the house not seem out of place as you drive down the road past it. The front elevation has symmetrical windows an a traditional timber entrance canopy that frames the front door.

However the rear takes advantage of the stunning views with large areas of glazing. 5m wide bi-fold doors open the kitchen-dining-living room to the garden. With even more light flooding in through the full heigh picture window adjacent to the kitchen units. Above the bi-fold doors is feature gable end glazing to the master bedroom and en-suite.

timber entrance canopy traditional architecture

Internally the property benefits from 4 bedrooms (3 doubles). The master bedroom has a large en-suite plus walk in wardrobe. A beautiful house bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.

To the ground floor there is a kitchen-dining-living room, separate snug, office, utility and WC.

Client comments

Thank you for all your help and advise you have been absolutely brilliant. –  Ms Mcomish

Studio J Architects worked closely with the client over the design for their dream home. Gaining planning and building regulations approval.

During the construction the client chose to go down a self build route, liaising with the builders directly and generally overseeing the build. Although we were always on hand over the phone to answer any queries they had.

self build house

Key Personnel

Architects – Studio J Architects

Structural Engineer – Holdgates

Building Inspector – Quadrant