House in a Valley Garden

Monmouthshire County Council have granted planning permission for our design of a new family home in an idyllic valley hamlet near Chepstow.

We were appointed to devise a range of proposals to help our clients cope with the growing risk of flooding – having endured several major inundations of their home in the last decade. After considering a range of options, building a new energy efficient house at a raised level was their preferred strategy.

Occupying an important early 20th Century Japanese-inspired garden by Country Life’s architectural editor Henry Avery-Tipping, the new dwelling celebrates its waterside location and exquisite landscape setting. The calm pavilion-like design takes inspiration from zen minimalism, adopting a slender steel framed construction that is sheathed in timber and glass above a stone plinth.

Technical Design has now commenced with construction planned for 2023-24.