Threefold Architects

  • A farmstead on Dartmoor

Threefold Architects have successfully achieved planning consent at appeal for a newbuild farmhouse within the Dartmoor National Park.

The carefully composed form and massing of the building, designed to reference vernacular farmstead clusters, combines contemporary detailing and materials with Devonian drystone construction to create a voluminous, light filled building that nestles comfortably within the sensitive Dartmoor landscape.

Internally there is a simple palette of materials. The floor is a concrete wearing screed and the Larch CLT structure is exposed to create a series of vaulted volumes connected by glass links with stacked slate screen walls to modulate light and views.  

Sited on a hillside close to the dramatic Haytor, this new house will provide accommodation for a farm manager and their family who will farm Belted Galloway cattle on the windswept upland pastures of the Dartmoor National Park.

Project Data

Client: Confidential

Type: Residential 

Area: 9,690 sqft

Status: Detailed Design

Location: Dartmoor