Orange Cottage
Orange Cottage, Lavenham, UK New Build House. Completion February 2007 Site: This new-build 200 sqm timber framed house is situated in the heart of the picturesque Tudor village of Lavenham in Suffolk. The site itself belonged to the adjoining property until it was sold with planning permission. An existing flint and brick wall defines the front boundary which faces a Grade II* listed house. Brief: As architects creating our own house one of the most significant challenges was to design a house that has a clear architectural idea within an extremely sensitive historic context. The accommodation requirements were for a fluid and open plan ground floor area with four bedrooms and three bathrooms to the upper floors. It was Important that the house provided space for relaxed entertaining, music making and also allowed for home working. With beautiful views and a southerly aspect to the rear it was also critical that the house had a very open and strong connection to the garden. Planning: Surrounded by listed buildings, English Heritage advised that the sensitivity of the site went beyond local considerations and was of


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