Driftway House, Wendens Ambo

A vacant garden site, located within the development limits of the village, allowed the erection of a two storey detached dwelling. Completed in September 2012 this property is a family sized dwelling, appropriate to the large plot size, comprising a sitting/dining room, kitchen, garden room, study, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor, with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms above.

The design is traditional, picking up on the materials and dominant themes found in the near vicinity. The main part of the building is narrow in plan form, constructed of brick, with a 6 metre span below a steeply pitched and plain clay tiled roof. To the front are two gables, well proportioned in render above brick plinths. There is a further gable to the rear of the dwelling and the garden room that has a leaded roof and a lantern light.

The fenestration is well proportioned and detailed. An arrangement of casement and rise and fall timber sash windows are used throughout. There are chimneys on each gable end and a porch to the front dressed in oak.