Stanton Edge

Reimagining an existing dwelling to improve it’s relationship with it’s steep setting.


Stanton Edge


Stanton-by-Bridge, Derbyshire



Construction Value

Estimated at £600,000


Private Two Storey Replacement Dwelling in a Conservation Area


Located in a Conservation Area on a steeply sloping, north facing former quarry. The existing dwelling looks out over the the Swarkestone Causeway, a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The scheme is designed to ensure that the local setting and visual amenity is preserved and enhanced, and the likely heritage impact has been assessed to ensure a proposal that respects the Swarkestone Causeway, and the character and appearance of the local Conservation Area. The 'corten steel' clad pavilion housing the living accommodation contrasts dramatically yet harmoniously with the masonry plinth. The variation in colour helps the building blend in with the backdrop of trees, as well as the strong horizontal banding of the fields within the flood plain.

Comprehensive landscape proposals include the replanting of lost woodland, helping to 'knit' the building back into the wooded backdrop. This project represents a significant opportunity to create a truly distinctive replacement dwelling with lasting appeal - a 21st century house that is informed by the character of Stanton by Bridge, yet designed to celebrate ‘Stanton Edge’.

Client Reaction

"Lathams skilfully interpreted the built form and landscape to create a bespoke, modern residence which elegantly delivered my initial client brief. Imaginatively designed to discreetly emerge from the hillside in which it is embedded the house respects its setting whilst subtly frames the view across the Trent floodplain, maximising the sites potential. Lathams efficiently managed the entire design process and swiftly navigated the application through the planning system."