A Wiltshire house has been crowned the best individual new home in the country after the site of two derelict cottages was transformed.

The Darralls in Seend was given the prestigious award at the Local Authority Building Control’s Building Excellence Awards for 2022.

The modern house was built by local architect and building company Artel31, who are also responsible for designing The Arc in Chippenham.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Darrells, Seend.The Darrells, Seend. (Image: Artel31)

Creative director Robert Elkins said: “It’s an honour just to be nominated for this award, let alone win it.

“These awards are a great way to celebrate the built environment professionals throughout the process who are helping to build exemplary projects.”

The Darralls was designed to emulate the two semi-detached historic workers’ cottages which had fallen into dereliction at the site.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

These were transformed into a modern, sustainable home.

A panel of industry experts claimed the house was “a stunning example of innovation.

“Great care was taken throughout to minimise embodied carbon and toxicity in the build, and the house and landscape were designed to the highest levels of biodiversification.”

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The architects of the home with their award.The architects of the home with their award. (Image: Artel31)

The owners of the Darralls, Anthony and Jenni Bulley, felt the award was well deserved.

They added: “We are delighted with the build quality in creating our home and are thrilled that Artel31 have been recognised with this Award, thoroughly deserved, and well earned.”