Woodland House

Client / Owner | Withheld at Owners request
Team Members | Mattinson Associates Ltd.
Project Type | New Construction
Building Type | Single Family Residence
Location | Wootton, Isle of Wight, UK
Status | Completed September 202
Photographer | Joel Hayden


The design caters for particular sensitivity of its surroundings, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The clients asked us to create a building that was iconic yet timeless and would sit seamlessly in the surrounding landscape. Our design utilised a simple palette of natural traditional materials, timber cladding, stonework and glass, which helped maintain an enduring appeal but used contemporary form and detailing to make the building relevant today. Designed to be light on the earth to avoid tree roots and to celebrate the surrounding oak trees, a cantilever deck and a butterfly roof is the focal point of this build. The interiors link cohesively with the outside and the woodland becomes an integral part of every aspect of the house.

“Mattinson Associates did an amazing job securing planning permission for our new build family home in a very difficult site surrounded by ancient woodland and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our new home has been built carefully around the trees and has become part of the woodland. The house is still under construction but the likeness to Lindsay’s original concept design sketch already is uncanny! Such a beautiful design and we can’t wait for it to be finished!”