Valley Farm Estate – Contemporary Stone Cladding
Nestled within the pristine expanse of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire, England, the Valley Farm Estate stands as a contemporary masterpiece that effortlessly marries modern luxury with the timeless allure of the natural world. This £8 million estate has garnered attention not only for its opulent features but also for its exquisite use of stone cladding.
Nature’s Canvas: The Howardian Hills AONB:
The Valley Farm Estate is situated in the Howardian Hills, an Area Of Natural Beauty known for its rolling hills, dense woodlands, and charming villages that collectively form an awe-inspiring natural canvas. Stone cladding becomes a vital component in ensuring that the estate not only stands as a testament to modern luxury but also integrates seamlessly into the breathtaking landscape of the AONB.
The house was commissioned by entrepreneur Julian Pilling who engaged Mark Bramhall of Malton-based Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard architects, along with architect Julian Phillips of The Julian Phillips Partnership to design it.
It is part of a private estate on 65 acres, the home spans over 18,000sq,ft.
The main property has six ensuite bedrooms but there is also an interconnected self-contained three bedroom apartment, as well as a separate building housing a three-bedroom annexe and indoor swimming pool.
The random walling to the lower ground level has all been reused from the previous farmhouse that was on the site. All of the new cladding is Portuguese Limestone, Crema Moca, all manufactured and supplied by API Stone.
Stone Cladding: The Art of Integration:
Aesthetic Synergy: The choice of stone cladding for the Valley Farm Estate is deliberate, as it allows the structure to blend organically with the local vernacular. The use of natural stone cladding ensures that the residence becomes a part of the landscape rather than an intrusion.
Texture and Tone: The selection of the stone for cladding involves careful consideration of the texture and tone to mimic the hues of the local stone found in the Howardian Hills. This attention to detail ensures that the estate pays homage to its surroundings.
Architectural Versatility: Stone cladding has been used not only as an exterior veneer but also as an interior design element. Feature walls, fireplaces, and architectural accents throughout the residence showcase the versatile applications of stone cladding, adding a touch of rustic elegance to the contemporary design.
Sustainability and Durability: Stone cladding isn’t just an aesthetic choice; it’s also a practical one. The natural stone cladding offers durability, reducing long-term maintenance requirements, while also aligning with the estate’s commitment to sustainable building practices.
The Valley Farm Estate Experience:
- Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living: Large stone-clad terraces and outdoor spaces create a seamless transition between the interior and the exterior, allowing residents to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Howardian Hills.
- Privacy and Tranquility: Stone-clad walls and partitions provide a sense of privacy and tranquility within the estate, enhancing the peaceful experience for its residents.
- Sustainability and Eco-Conscious Living: Beyond aesthetics, stone cladding aligns with the estate’s eco-conscious design principles, reducing the carbon footprint and contributing to its sustainability.
The Valley Farm Estate’s exceptional use of stone cladding exemplifies how modern luxury can coexist harmoniously with the natural world. As stunning residence in the heart of the Howardian Hills AONB, this estate invites residents not only to live in opulence but to also appreciate and connect with the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The use of stone cladding doesn’t just enhance the architectural features; it also enriches the estate’s relationship with its environment. The Valley Farm Estate stands as a testament to the power of stone cladding in uniting contemporary design with the timeless allure of nature.
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