Client: Private Client
Location: Haverah Park, North Yorkshire
Springhill Cottages is set among a group of historic farm buildings, some Grade II listed, in an area of open moorland. In close consultation with the local planning authority, LEDA has designed a single-storey extension to one of the cottages to provide new living accommodation, while refurbishing the existing two storeys for use as bedrooms. Incorporating local drystone walling and timber cladding techniques, the new-build elements are laid out under mono-pitched, sedum-covered roofs echoing the planes of the surrounding landscape. High levels of insulation and airtightness meet Passivhaus standards, with heat provided by a combination of word burning stove and oil-fired boiler.