The site lies in little village on the edge of the open countryside not far from the beautiful Chilterns. The design  was inspired by the ‘Skippings Barn’; a great example of a local historic threshing barn which uses dark timber over a brick plinth and has lovely natural proportions in the pitch of the roof……as well as a wonderfully playful and happy name!

The site has neighbours to both sides, and so the design was developed to be considerate of this in height, position and orientation, whilst still making the most of the views over the fields. The split form provides a protective frontage and opens out to the fields, creating a protected courtyard to catch the afternoon light and evening sun, whilst internally the spaces look through each other and always draw the eye back to the fields beyond.