Location Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire Client Private Value £800,000 Sector Private Residential This new home in the historic conservation area of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, sits on a steeply sloping road with panoramic views across the town towards the Chilterns. Examination of the context revealed extensive use of stock brick over the last few centuries, with unusual bonds and coursing techniques providing richness to the local built fabric that is unique. PAD studio designed a contemporary low energy home to respond to its urban context and provide a retreat from the Client's hectic everyday lives. Light, sun and framed views are captured within a sequence of spaces that are fluid, dramatic and uplifting. PAD studio achieved Planning Approval at Appeal in which the design was commended for its quality.