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 in 2019 and construction is due to commence in early 2024.