Originally a hunting lodge, this seventeenth century building sits in a Conservation Area on the edge of a picturesque village in the Cotswolds.
Over the past 400 years the building has been subjected to a variety of extensions and alterations in order to turn it into a family home, resulting in a house with a disjointed relationship with its formal gardens and the open countryside beyond.
Our design selectively removes elements such as a UPVC conservatory and replaces with a new wing of accommodation containing kitchen, dining and living spaces, all with a direct relationship with the garden.
A covered external courtyard opens up and frames a new westerly view, previously blocked by ancillary spaces such as the utility, which are moved towards a new back door area. A circular brick wine store and tasting room have also been designed.
Sustainability is a key consideration, so a ground source heat pump will replace the existing oil powered boiler heating the main house, outbuildings and swimming pool.
Considered a building of local architectural and historical significance, we worked closely with the Conservation Officer to achieve consent at the first attempt and will manage the project until completion in 2020.