Set within the upper gardens of a Grade II listed manor house in Hampshire, Holm Place is an historically sensitive, yet ultimately modern country home designed for a family with sustainability and sociability in mind. The L-shaped building, across two storeys, was crafted to have a direct relationship with its historic neighbour whilst presenting the very best in contemporary, forward-thinking sustainable design.
The simple palette of materials including zinc, timber, off-white render and glass pay homage to the local building vernacular whilst introducing a notably contemporary aesthetic.
The space features two zones for flexible family living; a north and south wing which are linked by an entrance hall, gallery and double-height staircase. The first-floor master bedroom suite faces south and benefits from an intimate terrace overlooking the bucolic landscape.
Open plan living spaces and energy efficient features such as passive solar gain, a highly insulated building envelope, and warm water underfloor heating mean the building qualifies for a B grade EPC rating and ensure a low-maintenance home year-round. A sedum green roof softens the view from neighbouring properties whilst contributing to rainwater attenuation, increased biodiversity and thermal mass.