House in Somerset
Located within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, the site was formerly a group of stone farm buildings on the north facing slope of a rural valley. The brief called for a large contemporary country house that would take advantage of the extensive open views as well as provide a southern aspect and the resultant sunny aspect. Seth Stein Architects lived up to the task. As keen environmentalists, the client required that the home should harness every natural sustainable energy source available to the site, chiefly a wind turbine, a large array of photovoltaic panels and air source heat pump.
Shortlisted for RIBA South West Award 2014
Photography: Richard Davies