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Replacement Dwelling, North Yorkshire

This replacement dwelling in the countryside was designed to maximise the fantastic views over the Vale of Mowbray. The project involved the demolition of an existing 1960s suburban-style property and replacement with a traditional country house and associated landscaped gardens.


The Existing Dwelling

The first element of the existing house was built in the early 1960's and is evident on the 1968 Ordnance Survey plan. It is very typical of its time having a low pitch with sweeping eaves and was constructed in random rubblestone and render. The first phase of building had been subsequently extended c.1980 with wings to the south west, north and a stone porch. The design of which is neither consistent with the original house nor itself.

The Site

The site is located in a countryside location in rural North Yorkshire, on the fringe of a small village settlement and conservation area. It is close to the North York Moors National Park and has a commanding view over to the Yorkshire Dales. On a clear day the settlements of Harrogate and York can be seen from the site. The visually imposing site and prominent location in the countryside offered a wonderful views in all directions.


The Planning Process

The sensitive location in the countryside presented a particularly challenging planning process and multiple applications were required in order to arrive at the built scheme.


Early design consideration had been given to working with the existing building on the site with an approval to extend the existing property, however, the fabric is flawed and despite looking at upgrades and significant work to the existing it would remain inefficient and compromise the potential of the site.

Architect design country house in North Yorkshire
Early concept design sketch for a new-build traditional country house

The Outcome

The layout and design evolved through a careful and considered design process with the clients to deliver a high-quality Queen Anne style traditional style house built around their bespoke requirements.


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As exceptional design-focussed architects in North Yorkshire we value our relationships with local authorities in working positively to engage with planning officers to develop proposals that improve the immediate area and become a beacon of high-quality exception design.

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house
Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement dwelling in the countryside, replacement dwelling North Yorkshire, architect, traditional architecture, country house

Replacement Dwellings

Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard architects have worked on a number of successful replacement dwelling projects in North Yorkshire. As architects who specialise in larger residential projects, we have an exceptional reputation for delivering high-quality country houses in the area.


Our recent project success includes, replacement dwelling approval in Huby, Harrogate, Ryedale and Scarborough. We are comfortable working on sensitive sites and we have a positive working relationship with officers in the AONB, including Nidderdale AONB and Howardian Hills AONB and in the greenbelt of Leeds and Harrogate.


If you have a replacement dwelling project you would like to discuss please contact the office and ask to speak to one of the Partners.




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