ANALYSIS AND THE BRIEF
The area currently comprises a field and gravel drive with parking and when the trees are bare, this house is overlooked. The existing terrace has a sharp drop and is very long, dominating the front of the building. The parking area is being relocated and an additional drive and new entrance created, to the lovely old outbuildings with a view to possible conversion in the future. The field and part of the original drive will now become the garden.
Easy maintenance is needed, particularly as there is a large garden at the back, plus screening from passers by and colourful planting close to the house that gives year round interest.
Holm Oaks will be transplanted as evergreen screening, the field cultivated as a natural, informal garden with areas of long grass and wide, mown grass paths, centred around fruit trees, log walls and seating area in a small glade.
Large, custom made oak planters will be situated adjacent to the terrace, with a new set of steps to the front door. A chunky timber pergola to connect the planting with the house, at the same time giving some welcome shade inside.