CHARTERED ARCHITECTS
FRANCIS JOHNSON AND PARTNERS

Town Houses

Town House, York

The clients for this project were two families intending to build new houses close to the centre of York. The land was formerly occupied by a detached 1920s house in a street consisting otherwise of early Victorian houses. Planning consent had been granted to Westwood Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd for a pair of four-storey semi-detached villas. The houses had to be set back from the street by the requirement to retain a large monkey puzzle tree, which was the subject of a tree preservation order. Francis Johnson & Partners were called in to refine the external design to achieve convincing mid-nineteenth century detailing.