Doddington Dairy, Doddington Farmhouse Wooler
New dwelling built in the spirit of the neighbouring 16th C. Doddington Pele Tower in the Cheviot Hills. The brief called for a three-storey farmhouse tailored to the client’s requirements, site orientation and local context. The design references the neighbouring 16th C. Doddington Pele Tower, with the verticality of the house, the slit windows that broach the stone elevations and the steeply pitched roof all redolent of the Tower. The house functions on the programmatic principle of a triumvirate of interlocking volumes, the main body of the house, the south wing and the integrated garage, which also reflects the incremental development of vernacular architecture. The result is a house that exists timelessly in the landscape, in a historical continuum with Northumbrian farmhouse typology.