The project is an extensive conversion of a pre-existing large detached house on the fringes of The Darlands Nature Reserve and although all the piecemeal additions have been stripped away, you can still make out the original 1950s house beneath the exquisite new work: an overflowing slate roof and a façade clad in western red cedar. The house and the garden were conceived as an ensemble piece. The overall collage has elements of Scandinavian and Japanese influence with more than a touch of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The internal volumes have been restructured to create double-height expansive spaces. Here the Japanese influence is still more evident, the materials paired down. Not a stone unturned, nor a room without narrative, and not a single off-the-shelf item.