The property developed into a four-bedroom family home set in a large woodland clearing on the outskirts of St Albans. Influenced by local vernacular agricultural buildings, the house is designed as a loose arrangement of rectangular forms to create a series of layers, courtyards and walkways forming living spaces surrounded by nature.

A series of brick columns support an external galleried walkway around the perimeter of the house, at focal points there are “covered external rooms” that provide shelter whilst maintaining a strong connection with the woodland setting.  Above, a timber-clad first floor is arranged as an informal composition of overlapping roofs and terraces offering long views over the landscape.