A classic 19th century farmhouse extended in a contemporary style to provide living, dining and kitchen accommodation along with a master bedroom suite on the first floor.
The simple block form of the original building contrasts with a lightweight composition of wall and roof planes. Small window openings contrast with large expanses of glazing, exploiting southerly views. Existing cellular rooms contrast with a new free flowing open plan living area.
Whilst the two phases of building, separated by over a century, are obviously distinct, they are united by the use of a rich variegated red brick. By using this material internally as well as externally, warmth and texture are added to the otherwise minimalist design of the new build.
A new ancillary building has also been constructed to contain garages and storage, and the choice of a low pitch metal roof relates this structure to the local agricultural vernacular.