Residential Award Sponsored by Tobermore. Winner.
Dam View by Robin Ashley Architects for Mr. & Mrs. Wells
A strong working relationship between client and architect has, in Dam View, produced a handsome home of perfect proportions, making the most of its unique setting and views over Broomhead and More Hall Reservoirs. Both planning and budgetary restrictions, coupled with the steeply sloping site, made for a tricky design process. However, the resulting building and its layout of spaces, both internal and external, respond skilfully to the topography creating a house of two halves using a restrained palette of wood, glass and stone. The practical heart of the home sits at lower level, with a flawlessly detailed elevated entrance pavilion above. Here one can sit back and take in the dam(n) view!