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“ The one that was on Grand Designs.”






Danny Lodge
Hurstpierpoint BN6


Client — Private
Area — 400sqm
Budget — £840k
Use — Private Residential
Status — Completed

Photography — Will Pryce

Danny Lodge is a 400sqm 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.



︎︎Quite a lot of the house was designed on empty patches of ‘The Evening Standard’ during journeys to site.




︎That’s not a photoshopped person - you can sit in a priesthole behind the fireplace and a one way mirror - if you want.


︎The kid’s playroom includes a rotating ‘Scooby Doo’ bookcase leading to the back stair.


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