Set in an historically fascinating estate, Lake House has raised the bar in terms of innovation, sensitivity and the creation of a spectacular living space. Before establishing his own practise, Alistair worked closely with Sadler Brown Architecture to devise a masterplan for the estate setting to this new PPS7 house, bringing to light the historic layers, recording and advising on ecological impacts and working with the project team to bring a new c.300m road into the estate. Elaborating on the principle of the traditional lake house, this new building strikes a dynamic relationship with a new body of water - designed to appear as an extension of the existing lake, but in reality constructed as a natural swimming pool. Water is aerated via a spectacular cascade beneath a bridge connecting the two principal parts of the house. Lake House received planning consent without going to appeal.
House images courtesy of Sadler Brown Architecture.