Private client


Shipham, Winscombe


New build home, including landscape masterplan of the property grounds

The design of the house was inspired by both the historical agricultural buildings and mining activity that once occupied the site. BoonBrown acted as Architect and Landscape Architect for this project, which included designing the dwelling, preparing and submitting the planning application, preparing a Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and garden masterplan that tied the various landscape elements together.

The LVIA was used to inform the masterplan and the building itself. Local materials were used to reflect the historical context, and existing retaining walls were rebuilt to tie into the facade of the house. Historic clay tiles, timber cladding, green roofs and strategic tree planting were used to screen and soften the development. The build made use of the natural topography, with a large portion of it built into the hillside, with large glass windows framing impressive views towards the Bristol Channel and Wales beyond.