Set in a secluded location in Levesden, Hertfordshire, planning was achieved this year for a new community of four three-storey townhouses. Currently on site, the project is due for completion in spring 2018. The site benefits from a mature planting scheme, to which connections from the house are emphasised with floor to wall glazing wrapping around a rear sunken courtyard. A front courtyard maximises daylight to the living space, and encourages interaction with the immediate community. The houses are open and airy with a central void extending up through the three floors.