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Hannington Farm

Shortlist 2019

Hannington Farm

Location: Northampton
Architect: James Gorst Architects
Client: Giles and Polly Wilson
Structural engineer: Heyne Tillet Steel
Main contractor: Kingerlee
Wood supplier: B&K Structures
External timber cladding supplier: Green Oak Carpentry Company Ltd
Wood species: European spruce and oak

The aim for Hannington Farm was to transform the estate into a functioning organic deer farm, centred around a finely crafted contemporary family home. The attenuated cranked plan form of the house is derived from the contours of the site. The main rooms are focused towards two new lakes. The house is harmonious with the landscape. The sweeping and intersecting diagonals of the asymmetric roof pitches are countered by the vertical accents of the four detached stone chimneys. The glulam frames have been lime washed and left exposed in the main living spaces. Externally, the CLT walls are clad in locally sourced blocks of Cotswold limestone. Internal joinery, panelling and stairs are crafted from solid and veneered English oak finished in a clear satin oil.