This huge renovation project ran alongside a new build of a luxury ultra modern 3500 square foot five-bedroom property at the bottom of the garden. Both both projects were completed in eight months, ready to move in.
The old existing property was in a massive state of disrepair and very small inside, so just restoring the property would have been pointless. We designed a new building with the main focus to recreate the old 17th century feel, but with a subtle modern twist.
We removed the existing roof, demolished the back of the property, and removed the entire interior of the property including all walls, ceilings, and floors leaving a blank canvas. The property was then extended back by two metres and a double storey extension added to the rear on one side and a single storey hipped roof extension added to the other. This created a large period style kitchen diner area at ground floor level and an extra bedroom with en-suite at first floor level.
The new roof was added and designed to incorporate a large master suite within - with period style pitched roof dormer windows added to the front and rear. This project also benefits from its own original features including the original inglenook fire place with bread oven that was carefully restored. In addition, the original oak framed rear of the property was kept in the dining room, to create a divide within the room - for maybe bookshelves or a diner service, but more so as a reminder of the heritage of the old house.
The existing front elevation of the house.
Existing side elevation of the property.
The existing rear elevation of the house.
The new extensions under construction.
The side elevation under construction and existing roof being removed.
The double storey and single storey extensions being created.
New roof is added and pitched roof dormer windows constructed.
The property starts to grow in size as the new roof is added to the rear.
The newly completed front elevation of the property, new windows with oak lintels restored and made from timbers taken from the old roof.
The finished rear elevation of the property with a cedar shingle lean-to over the new patio doors.
Original Inglenook fire place over 300 years old.
Original Inglenook fire place over 300 years old carefully restored including bread oven and new wood burning stove added for safety.
Existing oak timber framed rear exterior wall of the original 17th century building.
New dining room that leads in to the new kitchen area including the original timber framed back of the house and supported by new stonework walls created from stones retrieved from the old garden walls.
Fully restored real fire place in the dining room viewed through the old back of the house with new oak mantel piece made from oak beams out of the original roof.
Oak framed porthole window added to the new stairwells to let extra natural light in.