Lake House Para 79

An elegant and relatively modest Paragraph 79e dwelling, Lake House is set within 40 acres of the High Weald AONB adjacent to former fishing lakes and a derelict railway line.

The design narrative draws upon simple forms that relate to the historic former railway and further guest accommodation is provided in the form of three "carriages" nestled within the trees, each providing essential accommodation for extended family to use.

The material palette for the new dwelling draws upon the strong heritage of brick and clay, linking to the woodland character that borders the site. In both cases these materials are expressed in a unique and contemporary way.

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Planning Approval

The planning application for this unique project was granted by Wealden District Council on the 18th September 2019 having gained full support from the Planning Inspectorate at local committee. The Inspector, Mr Papworth, applauded the rigorous approach to the site analysis and the requirements of the client which, ". . led to a building and its surrounding landscape that is of the highest standards of design."

Our proposals were allowed under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.

Project Details

Consent  
2019 Wealden DC

Designated Area  
AONB

Project Type  
Para 79 - New Build

Internal Floorspace  
700m²

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The jetty at Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The lounge at Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The hallway at Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The entrance to Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The driveway to Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The view from Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The ground floor plan drawing of Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The family bathroom Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The distant view of Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The kitchen at Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The railway carriage accommodation at Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
A distant view of Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The first floor plan drawing of Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
The entrance to Lake House (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.