Strand Road

A new-build family holiday home in the Southeast is raised on steel columns to compensate for a north sloping site. The accommodation is organised on two levels, with two bedrooms and a main living space on the upper floor and two further bedrooms and a covered play area on the lower level. 


A balcony wraps around three sides of the house to add further level external space. The decision to minimise foundations with the steel structure allowed most of the wooded site to remain undisturbed. 

To maximise good daylight, the roof is peeled back from east through south to west to gain light through a continuous strip of clerestory windows. The lower sections are clad with cedar boards forming a base with the main floor clad in a lightweight insulated render.