This 4750sq/ft contemporary house situated on a sloping site with views overlooking south west to the valley of the River Bollin. The form is split into two parts: a lower, robust and heavy base forming a datum that cantilevers over the sloping site, constructed from handmade long format bricks; and an upper part (containing the five en-suite bedrooms), which is a simple extruded rendered box.

The upper box extends beyond the base via small cantilevers to emphasise the horizontal expression and help layer the building as the base descends down the sloping site. The formal living and dining spaces are contemporary and open plan, while the family living space and kitchen/diner extend with open views to the garden. The landscape scheme provides a terrace that extends the living space to the outside and emphasises the horizontal, layered expression.

Contract Value £1.4m