Blee Halligan Architects designed this bold and functional family home in Duffield, Derbyshire.
Inspired by the historic 18th century red-brick cotton mills that are plentiful in this area, this family home is designed to bridge between the familiar village street scene of Edwardian terraced houses, while harnessing an architecture that is bolder and purposeful. The house is built of red brick to fit in with the accrington stock used in the region. The elevations introduce precast concrete banding as lintels and capping stones, and the lower portion is defined with blue brick, whilst the upper level is of lighter red stocks.
On entry, a utility structure provides guest, garage and boot room spaces and is connected via a long glazed link which is attached to the primary living space - a large open plan volume to cook, eat and gather as a family. Inspired by the utilitarian mill interiors of steelwork and exposed timber beams, this is a space that is intended to be both durable and adaptable.
Working closely with the client, Viaduct assisted Blee Halligan with the supply and delivery of furniture for the project.