At ground floor, the plan is a simple box containing the heart of the home, a large open-plan kitchen/living/dining room. This is accessed from a generous entrance hallway, and provides a grand opening to the rear landscape. This floor is planted into the landscape. Emphasised by the black timber cladding, which is laid horizontally at ground floor, with narrower boards and vertically at first floor with wider boards. The kitchen is made from surplus engineered oak flooring, cut and formed to create the cupboard and drawer fronts. The worktop is a natural patinaed zinc and works beautifully amongst the other natural products used throughout the building. At the first floor, in a simple gable form are the private bedrooms, reaching up into the canopies, a point heightened by the switch to vertical timber cladding.
The plan creates a covered entrance and provides a raised open veranda to enjoy the rear garden and fields beyond. The vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms create impressive double-height spaces. And a wrap-over window over the staircase adds some fantastic natural light, and drama as the occupants climb up towards the canopy space.