Hyde architects
Picket Mead Housing
Site plan
Courtyard dwelling 1
Interior dwelling 1
Courtyard dwelling 2
Interior dwelling 2
Dwelling 3 at dusk
Dwelling 3
Interior dwelling 3
Dwelling 4
Interior dwelling 4

Planning has been received for four luxury contemporary homes set within the enclosed private grounds of an existing ecclesiastical mansion.

The architectural language of the homes has been inspired by practice research into local vernacular typologies found within the conservation area and the wider rural landscape beyond.

Two distinct atmospheres of the site generate a unique response: The first two homes become introverted courtyards and a private world unto themselves.

While the open aspect of the remaining site generates a linear series of confident architectural forms. These respond to the history of the ‘kitchen garden grid’ of the main mansion and the distant views to the sea beyond.

The warm material palette at ground floor is predominantly Limestone, timber and glass. Low profile mono-pitch roofs have been introduced to the first floor volumes, reminiscent of the subservient language of agricultural outbuildings; creating a respectful language to the exiting manor house.

The project has been positively received by the Design Commission For Wales and will achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes rating of 4.