Contemporary home

contemporary home

An older chalet house is replaced with a contemporary dwelling. The site allows the main element - a timber clad building the size of a typical New Forest cottage - to be combined with a highly sustainable single storey grass roofed living area. The gardens are kept natural and very simple.

Design: Francis Wheal Architects. Photos: Chris Balcombe.


contemporary home entrance

The house is set behind an established tracery of trees and has a modest gated entrance.

use of timber in a contemporary home

Timber features strongly and helps the dwelling and outbuildings merge with the woodland backdrop.


contemporary home external

A composition of one and two storey buildings echo the rural courtyard character.

back of contemporary home

In contrast to the front timbered element, the glazed lounge and green roof are tucked to the rear.


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