A cluster of three dwellings forms a farm-like courtyard providing two split level, semi-detached dwellings and a single four bedroomed detached 'farm' house.
The site lies within the small village of Preston, close to Uppingham and Oakham, and enjoys spectacular views across the adjacent valley. The houses are designed to allow buyers to customise their internal accommodation, from 3 to 4 bedrooms and a variety of living space provisions, at ground and first floors.
Externally, textured ironstone affords continuity to the development, while dull-grey pre-patinated zinc standing seam, ties in with the predominant local slate and larch timber cladding provides a natural palette to the houses. The houses are seen as stone ‘bases’ lending a sense of permanence with a light metal-clad roof floating above. Low ironstone walls and parking areas define public and private spaces and planting is provided against the walls.
The scheme aims to offer a model for small rural housing developments.