Small House with a Large Dormer

Small House with a Large Dormer

The concept behind this single bedroomed house design was to explore double and triple height spaces within a relatively small footprint.

The living accommodation is located on three levels. The main living rooms are located at ground floor level and have  an unusually generous floor to ceiling height creating light spaces with interesting proportions. The living rooms open onto a west facing paved terrace and then a lawned garden area. At first floor level is the sleeping area. This looks down onto the living and dining areas below and is open onto them. The study is to be found at the top of the house and is accessed via a staircase leading from the bedroom. The study is located within a large dormer with a huge fixed picture window overlooking the garden and the countryside view beyond. Again, this area opens onto the living accommodation below it. The openness of the internal layout connects occupants and activities within the house.

With the addition of wall and ceiling screens the house could be easily adapted to make each of the spaces separate  with increased levels of privacy if required . All openings are shuttered so that the house is able to be closed up when required.

The oversized dormer helps to create a striking silhouette and gives the house a unique appearance.