The massing, volume and scale of an adjoining 19th Century Traditional Farmhouse were reinterpreted in the design of the new house. The new building follows the old building long form and simple volume but the scale is fragmented to reduce its apparent mass on the site. The recess at the first floor allows additional gable windows (typical of building types locally). It also allows the formation of a raised roof terrace and screens the large areas of glazing to the hallway at a high level. Materials are simple stone, plaster, slate and timber windows typical of the locality.