JPA have secured planning approval for what is perhaps the first truly modern house within the Peak District National park, with unanimous approval at committee. Stone Pitts House occupies the site of a former shallow stone quarry on a hillside located outside the village of Cressbrook, between the steep wooded valleys of Cressbrook Dale and the River Wye within the Peak District National Park. The site itself is the flat bed bed of an open quarry, backed by a rocky quarry face some 4M high to the north boundary. The house is a single-storey, green roofed form that spans the site to enjoy the distant views south. An open courtyard punctuates the form providing a sheltered outdoor court between the main living spaces and a master bedroom suite beyond. Single- storey wings return back at both ends towards the quarry face providing bedroom and guest accommodation. A ‘Gloriette’ (a name derived from one of the greatest houses of the 20th century in a rooftop space on the Desert House in Palm Springs, California from 1945 by the architect Richard Neutra) provides a wonderful viewing space at first floor. Between the quarry face and house a rock garden is created. The house is expressed as a frame, made from recycled and reconstituted local stone. The design utilises local stone peripheral walling and within the frame is in larch-clad panels, beneath a meadow roof. The gloriette is clad in satin grey/blue anodised metal ensuring it sits tonally well with the blue slate tiles of the roofs of Cressbrook in distant views. The overall site area is 0.74 hectares.