Thinking Buildings were Architects for this major transformation and extension of a 1980’s house in the countryside, completed in late 2015. Cosmetically, the existing house was tired both inside and out. Externally, large expanses of artificial stone gave the building an uninviting and drab appearance, and despite the building sitting in open countryside, the positioning and size of windows failed to take advantage of the attractive surroundings. The final design included full renovation of the house, a gabled 2 storey extension to the rear and a side extension for an open garage and home office using green oak framing. The project also included a full loft conversion to the original house, and creating a new fantastic double height open plan Living, dining and kitchen area to the side with large bi-folding doors to the rear garden. The new formal living room has a full width wrap around bay window that really connects the inside and outside spaces with lovely views out to the rear of the property.
The artificial stonework was over clad with a light colour render to give the building a modern crisp appearance. The side extension was faced in chunky horizontal timber cladding and the existing windows and doors were were replaced throughout. This once out-dated property is now transformed this into a fantastic contemporary home.