Extensions, Property Remodelling, Residential
Our client wanted to extend their small, character cottage to create a more usable space, provide easy access to the garden and render it a home suitable for both modern living requirements and a growing family.
The original form of the cottage was diminutive in scale, with sandstone walls, oak framing and a thatched roof.
Whilst not listed, the cottage had significant historic merit and heritage value. The thatched roof had low eaves and limited head height upstairs. This made constructing a two-storey extension difficult and our challenge was to come up with a design that worked whilst remaining sympathetic to the original cottage.
By using the footprint of a previous poor-quality extension we were able to add a contemporary two-storey extension to provide an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area downstairs and additional bedroom space upstairs.
A contemporary, contrasting extension in a matt black pallette has breathed new life into this charming family home.
This has created a larger, lighter space that is more suited to modern family life, whilst retaining all the character of the original cottage.