Fairy Glen is an outstanding example of where fine, considered architectural detailing really pays off.
With a remote rural location, the cottage, located within Cheshire East Council’s local authority area, was originally a workers’ dwelling belonging to the the local estate. Over time it had been poorly remodelled and extended with an illogically positioned outbuilding and workshop at the rear.
Initially, our client had looked to incorporate side extensions to increase the size of the property. However, we advised they make use of the existing structures to the rear and establish a dramatic link between the house and outbuildings.
This link was designed to be a slimline glazing system that also housed a relocated spinal stair that wrapped itself around and into the building via a floating link bridge. It was also decided this link bridge could give access to a roof terrace and outdoor kitchen space upon the flat roof of the outbuilding, which had become the main family living area.
With a traditional cottage frontage, this home tells a fantastic story of how you can really transform a traditional property with modern contemporary architecture.
Contractors on site were meticulous in their detailing, to the extent that all skirting and architraves are set flush with the plaster finish giving a clean, elegant and seamless finish throughout.
As the design lead for the scheme, we approached this project with an initial pre-planning enquiry and subsequent formal planning application to the council which was determined three weeks early! The case officer, having raised concerns at the pre-planning stage was exceptionally complimentary of how we had created a feature piece of architecture whilst balancing the site’s constraints against the needs of our client.