The project links and extends a Grade II Listed cottage and timber framed workshop dating from the 1820s and 1860s respectively. The owner, whose family have lived and run the family business on site for almost one hundred years, wanted to create a larger contemporary family home that would enable his family and future generations to remain happily living and working there.
A carefully considered approach involving consultation with Heritage England and various interest groups was required. The resulting design features a new extension to the house, replacing numerous lean-to-sheds that had sprung up over the years which were of no historic interest. The contemporary addition is designed as a spacious, double height family room clad in black painted timber. A minimal, glazed link building has been designed to connect the Listed buildings and will form the new kitchen.