The owner acquired a site on the idyllic Yorkshire hills above the town of Ilkley. An area designated as Green Belt and in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site originally contained several commercial storage buildings. The family were keen to replace these with a contemporary family home with a view to meeting Passivhaus standards.

The location of the site made it a challenging project. However, by closely working with Harrogate Borough Council and AONB team at pre-application stage and making sure the architecture was of the highest standard and that landscape and ecology matters were fully considered, Rural Solutions were able to ensure consent was achieved for the zero carbon, eco-house.

The new home which has been designed to be contemporary yet sensitive to the local vernacular, through use of natural stone, was designed by acclaimed architects McGarry Moon.


Architectural Design by McGarry Moon Architects