Cranham Lodge, Gloucestershire

Cranham Lodge

Cranham Lodge Exterior View George Batterham

Scheme name: Cranham Lodge
Practice: Batterham Matthews Design
Client: Private House
Photographer: George Batterham and Ben Smith

The proud and enthusiastic owners have adopted a new lifestyle based around their green oak frame, Code 5 house (built on the site of a derelict tuberculosis sanatorium).

From the road, the house announces itself with a striking frontage given by its strong concave form. Likewise, the journey through the private gate, into the driveway and to the front porch is a lovely procession in the tradition of a modest English country house. The drive describes the edge of a new teardrop pond and ends inside the embrace of a beautifully crafted dry stone wall. Here the house drops with its reciprocal convex northern curve to natural site levels and conceptually makes all the right moves.

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