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The house is rectangular in plan and comprises a basement and ground floor enclosed with battered Sussex sandstone walls and a first-floor piano nobile which projects to form a T-shape, wrapped with a suspended glazed wall framed with Douglas fir. A hipped roof covered with cedar shingles extends up to 1,350mm beyond the glazing line to fulfil planning requirements relating to solar glare; its soffit is lined with Douglas fir boards.

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