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Stubbs Farm
Private Client
Rickmansworth

The application proposes 6 detached, bespoke dwellings following demolition of all the existing commercial buildings, stables and the original dwelling. The houses range from 185sq.m up to 270sq.m on a 0.90ha site.

The scheme’s aesthetic is built upon the principles of a historical farmstead courtyard, as typically seen throughout the countryside. Building’s with 5/6m deep plans drive the form of the units, arranged around a central, communal courtyard. The use of traditional stone and brick, under clay and slate roofs form the basis of the traditional aesthetic.

This is balanced against a considered use of flat-roofed, oak-clad elements, large format aluminium windows and frameless glass balustrade. The distinctive design solution seeks to deliver an aesthetic that simultaneously respects the character of the Green Belt while providing a contemporary nature to suit modern requirements.