Westgate House replaced a 1960’s built Vicarage. It is located in the setting of two listed buildings (The Village Church and an 18th century Vicarage) and the planning authority wanted a traditional house design.
To views from the road it presents an elevation that appears as an 18th century – a late Georgian – house. Within, and to the garden side of the house it is a comfortable mix of contemporary and traditional architecture. The internal space has a large living room kitchen that is sitting, dinning and food prep. A large pantry provides the usual kitchen storage with only an island to the main room.
The separate sitting room is a modern glass box, with frameless glazing providing views across a landscaped garden that includes a weir and a rill.
The house structure is designed along Passiv haus principles so that the home requires virtually no heating – an air tight construction with a ventilation system with heat recovery.
It is a design that appears traditional but incorporates the latest thinking in house design and is exceptionally energy efficient.