This new house is located on a site adjacent to a mainline railway in Bittaford. The Client bought the site with planning consent for an ordinary house and then commissioned MTA Architects to design a much more exciting building, in harmony with its environment. A main feature of the house is a granite stone wall which runs parallel to the railway, providing an impregnable barrier against noise from the trains and the outside world. A neatly crafted timber and glass box containing a snug / TV room projects through the granite wall and is suspended high above the driveway and offers an enticing glimpse of the house behind the wall.