Pennycroft is an impressive five-bedroom family home that replaces an outdated 1930s house on a semi-rural plot on the edge of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. To comply with the strict regulations in a designated ‘Area of Special Character’ – the design is a contemporary interpretation of the local Arts and Crafts architecture, and references successful architectural elements of that era while offering a solution to better suit the needs of modern day family living.

The new build comprises two separate structural elements; a large two storey building that accommodates the majority of the home and a vaulted single storey living space.

Locally sourced, Bovingdon handmade red brick with limetecs ashlar lime mortar wraps around the entirety of the lower floor creating a traditional, high quality finish. Above, a rhythmical arcade of deep timber reveals with glass and timber infill stretches across the entire width of the upper floor. All timber is Douglas Fir – treated to retain its natural, rich amber colour – and is FSC certified.