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New build projects are often undertaken when the existing house requires so much change that it is simply uneconomical to extend. Howard Pease Architects has extensive experience in creating exciting, innovative and unique design solutions to often challenging sites. From creating traditional houses to a more contemporary approach, the same close attention to the client's specific requirements is always followed within a rigorous design development process.

bespoke new build West Common HarpendenHoward Pease Architects were commissioned to design and then obtain planning permission and building control approval for four, individual, luxury, bespoke designed houses for Tilsworth Homes for a development site in West Common, Harpenden. This particular house had a large basement as well as a generous, contemporary family kitchen area with a modern approach to the elevations.

exclusive one-off new build family house Avenues HarpendenWithin the exclusive Avenues area of Harpenden, the Practice was commissioned to design a one-off, detached, new build family house within the town's Conservation Area. The new house was spread over three floors with a feature open staircase looking down into a double height living dining area and attic bedroom accommodation.

modern new build white house Oakley Road West Common HarpendenJarvis Homes commissioned the design of a luxury house in West Common, Harpenden, requiring a unique, modern aesthetic and a definite wow factor. The resulting six bedroom home has a spectacular entrance hall and a large basement with a feature light well to the rear garden. The external materials used enhance the contemporary feel of this luxury modern family home with a large overhanging slate roof, slick white render and solid oak windows.

Harpenden Conservation Area new build semi detachedA private client owned a small, dated 1960s house on a large plot within the Conservation Area of Harpenden; Howard Pease Architects were commissioned to design a new, large, semi detached luxury development. This three storey pair of houses, each with five bedrooms, was built by Oakbridge Homes. The architectural style was chosen to blend with the neighbouring grand Edwardian houses in the street by employing plain clay tiles, quality facing brickwork and white painted render.

Unique modern design new build with curved entraceOn a very tight site in central Harpenden , the goal was to design a new family home within the garden of an existing house which had only a narrow frontage. What was created was a four bedroom, two storey detached home with a unique semi circular entrance element that fitted perfectly in the tight frontage to the site. To the rear, an open plan, top lit family living area was produced that in turn opened on to the rear garden area. Modern external materials of self-coloured render, natural slate and grey aluminium windows were employed to give the new build house a crisp, modern appearance.

traditional new build in The Avenues HarpendenA more traditional appearance was required by the owner of this new build property on the edge of the Avenues, Harpenden. Spread over three floors, this luxury family home has a spectacular double height entrance hall, leading into a large, open-plan, split-level kitchen / dining / living area. A lowered garden room with feature glazing allows access to the sloping rear garden.

exclusive luxury new build Park Avenue North HarpendenBuilt in the exclusive Park Avenue North area of Harpenden, Howard Pease Architects designed this new build, luxury house with a stunning, modern entrance hall and a feature glass balustraded staircase. The large basement opens on to a generous, light well accessing the large rear garden. Although traditional materials have been employed, they have been designed in a more contemporary way to give the client a stunning new build house.

Georgian new build with the wow factor Hatching Green This new build home is located on the edge of West Common, Harpenden - just opposite the popular White Horse pub. The distinctive brick and white rendered appearance was very much the aesthetic the client was keen to secure so that house presented a crisp, Georgian appearance externally. Inside, the house has a curved staircase within a modern double height entrance hall, providing a definite wow factor, leading into a split-level, family living area.

contemporary new build with traditional building materialsThis luxury family home in West Common, Harpenden, was a bespoke design for Tilsworth Homes and employed traditional external materials of brick, render and a plain tiled roof but used in a contemporary way. However, internally, the house flows in a more modern way with a feature, open-plan family living area to the rear. The West Common property also offers generous attic bedroom accommodation with en-suite facilities.

Luxury, exclusive family home Kinsbourne Green HarpendenHoward Pease was commissioned to design a luxury, one-off family house for a large site on the edge of Harpenden, in the popular Kinsbourne Green area next to the Green Belt. The new build was split over four floors, with a generous basement that included a gym and cinema room facilities. A small light well also gives access to the landscaped garden to the rear. A feature glass modern staircase is the centre piece to the spacious entrance hall, giving the interior spaces a contemporary feel.

Rural cottage designed and built for the Hertfordshire Green BeltThis rural new build cottage, located within the Green Belt between Harpenden and Redbourn, was commissioned and built for the Commercial Director of Jarvis Homes. The cottage is built from quality materials, used in a more contemporary way, this architectural treatment gives the house a unique appearance, yet it sits comfortably within this more rural Hertfordshire setting.

A new build house that replaced a bungalow in Blackmore EndThis new build house in Blackmore End (part of Wheathampstead) replaced a small bungalow on a very large plot within the Green Belt. The final design resulted in a split level, partially-sunken, contemporary family living area to the back of the house opening on to the large rear garden.

A Harpenden new build property by Howard Pease Architects RIBA 

New build architecture Harpenden 

New build home in HarpendenA new build home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire designed by Architect - Howard Pease RIBA

A Harpenden new build 

A new build that succeeded with St Albans planning department where others failedA white rendered house with oak framed windows gives this West Common house, in Harpenden, on the edge of the Conservation Area, a clean-lined, contemporary appearance. It still sits comfortably within the street with a scale and style that St Albans planners were happy to approve at the first application from Howard Pease where previous schemes from other architects had failed.

A new build in Harpenden 

Harpenden Architecture rear garden lawn 

Luxury new build in the Conservation Area of Harpenden towards the green beltThis luxury new build property is located within the Conservation Area of Harpenden and gives the client a private balcony space, looking over the open fields and Green Belt beyond. A strong architectural character shows a design that uses traditional materials and forms but in a more contemporary way.

A new build bespoke family home in a private road At the end of a private cul-de-sac, in the popular West Common part of Harpenden, Howard Pease Architects designed this bespoke family home with a unique design in plan form that fits well between the neighbouring houses. The use of white self-coloured render and natural slate, together with grey aluminium windows gives this new build property a strong architectural character.