Peak Architects were commissioned to design a sustainable family home in the green belt, whilst preserving the character of this original 18th century farmhouse, its associated barns and outbuildings.
Set in 26 acres of woodland, the scheme incorporates upgrades and alterations to the existing farmhouse, a two-storey side extension, a single-storey rear extension and a new entrance.
The two-storey extension will accommodate a formal dining area at ground floor level with wrap around glazing to capitalise on the stunning views across the valley; a new master bedroom at first floor level with access to a subtle cantilevering external balcony area. The existing kitchen is to be extended to the rear with the converted workshop providing a large day room with extensive views to the rear through large sliding glass doors. The front area will provide much needed utility and plant room space.
The barn will house a large open plan home office / working space together with a boot room at ground level and additional bedroom accommodation in the roof space above.
The latest construction methods will be incorporated to provide a fabric first approach to the sustainable refurbishment of the existing buildings. Any new openings have been limited in the design to be sympathetic to the agricultural style and materials which include, natural stone, slate tiles and a standing seam roof.
The building design sought to echo the ethos of our client who, on their small holding, want to become completely self sufficient and as environmentally friendly as possible.