A large detached house dating from the 1980s occupies the site. Lying to the north of Camlet Way, and set back behind the houses facing directly onto the road, the site has spectacular open views across fields that dip to the north towards Monken Mead Brook. Our design replaces this sprawling existing structure with two high quality houses that nestle into the site, reducing the scale and impact when viewed from the Green Belt and Conservation Area by exploiting an existing storey level change across the site, also therefore presenting a single-storey frontage. The concept creates a pair of sleek structures that form a low development upon arrival, utilising the existing storey-height change in level across the site to provide two-storey structures opening out onto distant views. Each house is planned as two interlocking rectangular volumes, and a roof lantern above the staircase in each is formed by their overlap.