Best Individual New Home (winner)
2018 Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards (North and East Yorkshire Region)
photography by Jim Varney
Appleton-le-Street, North Yorkshire
The building is a replacement dwelling at Glebe Farm, Appleton-le-Street. The site occupies an elevated position to the south side of the B1257, with commanding views northwards to the North York Moors. The farmstead was evident on the 1854 first edition Ordnance Survey map. The existing two storey dwelling was in poor condition and had been unoccupied for nearly 3 years.
For the size of the site, the existing house was small and did not adequately address the village street. There is a storey difference in height across the site, which has created a 3 storey house facing north and a two storey house facing south to the private garden. The house is in stone under a slate roof and at the rear, and wrapping round the east side a black zinc clad study and living area has been created.
The stone house has been carefully detailed in a traditional manner with sliding sash timber windows, contrasted against the black zinc wrap round extension. The house now makes an important contribution to the streetscape of the village and relates well to the overall site and ancillary buildings.