The beautiful countryside of Hertfordshire is the setting for this unique dwellinghouse. From the roadside, the home presents a contemporary domestic façade informed by local vernacular farm buildings. As one moves through to the rear, the house opens up into an elegant and impressive home with extensive views to the south and over the hills beyond. A holistic approach combines design and sustainable innovation in a building that maximises climatic orientation with a careful green strategy for an energy efficient home to suit future standards. An internal swimming pool and orangery, set within the garden offer luxury leisure facilities within the home. The design gives the homeowners and their visitors the experience of the finest traditions in English country lifestyle with a contemporary design aesthetic in an environmentally responsible building.