This bespoke house design formed part of a new housing development site located within a suburban setting in a small village in Co. Down. The dwelling is arranged in a L-shaped layout on the site with the two storey form addressing the main entrance road and public interface whilst the single storey mono-pitch rear return creates a SW/West facing private space behind. Large glazed opening are used to enhance the connection to the external spaces and also to allow natural light to flood the key internal spaces including the double height entrance/lounge area. A traditional material palette including natural slate, smooth render, facing brick and timber and stone cladding are used along with modern zinc cladding to create a contemporary composition and style to the building.