A luxurious private house for a discriminating client, the Hameau d'Orge sits on flat ground falling towards the western coast of Jersey. It is set up so that the living rooms are elevated to give the best views, with most of the bedroom accommodation below. Sight-lines have been carefully contrived to hide a working quarry on an opposite hillside without losing the view of the sea.
The exterior of the house is butterfly-roofed in slate slabs, masking the true roof of profiled metal in two very shallow pitches to please the planners. Below the roof are walls of white render, cedar and, occasionally, site-quarried stone. Windows are simple and grey framed. It is a staccato exterior: entrance side simple, garden side complex.