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Corn Yard: By a millpond in England there sits a pair of twin houses

Overlooking a millpond in Sheffield, England, a pair of homes have been erected for identical twin brothers Nik and Jon Daughtry.

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The Daughtry brothers who are designers and gallery owners, engaged English architects CODA Bespoke to design the two neighbouring houses located on the site of a 200-year-old corn mill. Corn Yard, the project, has been designed together as one realisation and concept, deftly divided into two separate dwellings.

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Receiving the Best Residential Development accolade at the 2018 Northern Design Awards, Corn Yard’s unusual, twin-home concept has attracted international attention and recognition. 

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The five-bedroom family homes, which were built over 18 months by Nik and Jon – taking a hands-on approach – employ identical palettes of concrete, steel, and plywood. Prioritising energy efficiency and functionality, the homes are well-insulated to minimize energy loss and have incorporated other sustainable design practices such as the ground heating and hot water systems, which ingeniously use energy extracted from the pond.

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Purpose-built homes, the materials utilised were chosen for their industrial aesthetic, nodding to the site’s heritage while also producing low maintenance structures.

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Differentiated only by their layouts and the brothers’ furnishings, the main body of one home was rated so that its gable could face the water – “there was an importance to create homes that shared the same DNA, but that each have different personalities, like twins,” says Nik Daughtry.

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Built on stilts to maximise the views outward, the multi-storey houses expose raw materials, softened by custom light fittings, bringing warmth and livability to the two highly functional houses.

Credits: Yatzer 

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