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photography by Jim Varney

Helmsley House

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

The land was the garden of our client’s former house and is within the Conservation Area of Helmsley and North York Moors National Park (NYMNP). Typically, the houses along the main street would have been long thin burgage plots, and to reflect this nature, the house was designed as two linear buildings running north-south to reflect these plots. Being single storey, we wanted to exploit the volume as much as possible-hence the open vaulted living areas and the ability to create two mezzanine areas.


We worked closely with our client throughout the whole build. Everything has been chosen with great care and the result is self-evident in creating a lovely, peaceful home and garden. We worked hard with the design to ensure that the house felt private and windows/planting were arranged to enhance this privacy. A lovely courtyard garden has been created by Andrew Williamson of Vertigrow.

The house is something of a tardis, since visitors are overawed at the space once they open the front door!

As featured in the Yorkshire Post, read the article here 

The house is also featured in our journal article that can read here

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