The house was designed to replace an existing dwelling – in the green belt - on the edge of a village within the Ribble Valley. The siting and composition takes into consideration steep falls across the site and a number of mature trees. The arrangement of ‘blocks’ helps to create a hierarchy of accommodation, from entrance court through to private rooms. The window arrangement takes advantage of striking views across open moor land. Materials and composition are traditional but with a contemporary twist that sits well with the sensitive setting. Walls are to be clad in local ashlar stone and oak, the roof finished in slate, and window frames and external doors in dark grey aluminium.