Further to our previous blog post about our Alpha Cottage project entered into this year’s York Design Awards, the award ceremony was held last night at York Racecourse, and, amazingly, we won! The project won in the ‘Residential-Small’ category against some excellent schemes from other local York architects. The judges said of the scheme:

 The building is very modest and simple, unobtrusive but remarkably characterful.  The roof spans between the party walls leaving a top-lit slot against the original back wall of the house with its handsome door-case. The simple palette of materials – plaster, polished concrete, second hand bricks and timber and zinc roofing – is beautifully detailed inside and out.  This has clearly been a hugely successful collaboration between client and architect, and provides an excellent model for contemporary extensions to traditional houses of this sort.”

This is an extremely proud moment for us, and we’re very pleased to win this award just 3 years after winning the same award for our Darnborough Street project in 2014. The project details have now been added to our website here for you to look through in more detail.

Award presentation to Carve’s Tim Hatton and Contractor Carl Rhodes

Rear view from elevated position, showing zinc roof