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Western House, Wymondham


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Western House, Wymondham

Lucas Hickman Smith’s John Western built this house for his family in the centre of Wymondham. One of four contemporary houses on the site, John masterplanned the scheme which is now proposed for inclusion in the town’s central Conservation Area. The three other houses were also self-built with a simple design-code ensuring a strong overall identity.

The house has a simple, rectangular barn-like form. The red brick cladding, so intrinsic to the Norfolk vernacular, ties the building into its context but is omitted from some areas to reveal the white, modern form within. On the Ground Floor, large sliding wall panels enable the living room, full-height entrance/stair hall and kitchen spaces to be linked or separated, offering four different spatial options.

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