Crowbrook is a house with a mid 20th century feel in a conservation area in a Hertfordshire village, created for a couple as a place to live and work. The husband has limited mobility and the brief therefore demanded maximum accessibility throughout.
This functional requirement has been turned into a design that considers the house and garden as a world of its own: a place in which it is easy to spend time without feeling the need to escape.
The house is single storey throughout, but at its centre, in the living room, the roof pops up to form a tower allowing high-level windows to bring daylight into the heart of the house. The H-shaped plan means the rest of the house also brims with natural light.