Pightle House - Internal View

Contemporary artists’ house and studio

Pightle House,

Pightle House is a contemporary house for our clients, both artists, who had been searching for a suitable location for some time. The plot was purchased with planning consent for a ‘standard’ 4 bedroom house and garage. We developed a brief with the clients for a different approach, one that responded to the relatively long and narrow site proportions, integrating work and living spaces and creating defined garden areas. 

Pightle House - External View. White rendered gable end with tiled roof and sides. Gravel garden in the foreground.
Rear elevation
Pightle House - External View showing the house and artist's studio in the background. Gravel garden in the foreground.
House, garden and studio
Pightle House - Internal View. White plaster walls decorated with art, with grey tiled floor.
Corridor to kitchen
Interior view of the corridor and light well.
Morning light in corridor
View of stairwell with roof lights above and white walls.
Pightle House - Internal View. View of the kitchen with a timber top island and plywood-faced cabinets. The hadow gap plasterboard walls offer a contemporary feel.
Pightle House - External view of window fixtures looking inside the property.
View into library
Pightle House - External view of window fixtures with vertical timber cladding.
External cladding
Pightle House - Out Building View. Pitched roof artist studio in the gravel garden. Contemporary approach to form.
Artists studio

We worked closely alongside our clients, working up options and ideas by sketching and models before submitting a planning application. The artist studio in the garden was designed to comply with permitted developments rights as the planners objected to the original ideas for a separate studio. 

The house was very much a collaborative approach with our clients over a 2 year period. This continued through the construction phase with many of the decisions on internal detailing and fittings made by the client alongside us and the main contractor. The completed dwelling successfully met our clients needs and aspirations and we are proud of the part we played in this project.

In 2020 the project was nominated for the ESC Quality of Place Awards and won in the Design category.


Lead Design: Keith Webber
Contractor: Harrison and Wildon
Photography: Eric Orme

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