Award-winning family house featured on Grand Designs
''If Darth Vader were to retire, move to earth and build himself a country estate, this is what it would look like.''
Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs
Danny Lodge is a 450sqm house extension in the South Downs National Park that is four times bigger than the Victorian gate lodge it adjoins.
It’s basically a new house — but while new houses aren’t really allowed in the National Park, house extensions are — so we were able to secure planning permission by submitting it for planning as a house extension. This has turned out really well as generally the new part gets lived in as a low energy, low carbon, low maintenance, naturally lit family home — with the older part used for holiday lets — but for big occasions the whole place can be opened up to create an eight bedroom house.
Danny Lodge was completed in Summer 2016 and featured on Grand Designs in September.
Watch the episode here.