Extensive remodel and extension to a Grade II listed farm house with stunning outlook across the South Downs National Park. This project involved removal of earlier extensions and alterations that were not in keeping with the character of the building and careful replacement with new spaces that fully compliment the historic property.
The additions include a new two storey extension to the south of the building that spills out onto the patio and pool side; a new orangery to replace a dilapidated sun room and remodelling of the 1950s box dormer to reinstate the original eaves line to the rear of the house. Internal layout changes were sympathetic with minor layout changes to assist with the flow through the building and a reconfiguration of the staircase. The new spaces enhance the historic property and offer the opportunities to open the living spaces onto the terrace and enjoy the wonderful views across the Downs.
A basement storey below the extension houses all of the new mechanical and electrical services and ensures that the historic building can be maintained to a modern standard without future impact on its character. These alterations were subject to a careful planning process where we worked closely with the planning authority to ensure that the historic details of the original building were preserved and enhanced.
We love … this sympathetic alteration that opens the house to the wider landscape and dramatic views.