the pick houses

A proposal for two detached 5 bed family homes in the Cheshire area to replace a single dwelling.


The site, located within the North Cheshire Green Belt, heavily influenced the evolution of the design. A mixture of a limited natural palette of materials blends with the wider context and the landscaping. The external walls are red brick whilst the natural stone entrance canopy compliments the stone surrounds to the windows on the front facade. Additional detail is introduced to the design with a projecting band of brickwork at the first floor level which surrounds both buildings to create a ribbon and element of cohesion.


Whilst the front façade of the design has traditional elements with the pitched roofs we have introduced contemporary aspects by clipping the eaves. The rear of the building is designed to optimize natural light and the views from the site with large spans of glazing and a stepped back façade to form roof terraces.


Client: Oak Building Services Ltd

Location: Styal, Cheshire

Gross external floor area: 340m² //3,660sqft per dwelling – Total new development 120% more than on site previously (Original dwelling 3352sqft – resultant development 680m² //  7,320sqft 

Status: Under Construction