Nestling in a peaceful Lake District Hamlet, 2 neighbouring properties were sympathetically renovated and extended to provide a beautiful home and holiday cottage that look stunning in complete harmony with their location.
A grade II listed former farmhouse dating from the 18th century had been unsympathetically altered and adapted over the years such that many of its fine features had been lost. The owners wished to renovate the house and retain, and improve where possible, the ‘special’ building elements that still remained. Other than the demolition and rebuild of the lean –to to form a new kitchen, the core fabric and space of the building remains the same. Cement based render was removed and replaced with traditional lime render, Georgian windows and plank and muntin partitions were restored and added and conservation rooflights were added to the rear roof.
The second dwelling was a former agricultural building that had been extended and adapted to form a cottage in the 1970’s. The resulting dwelling was unsympathetic to the neighbouring listed building and Lakeland context and therefore provided much scope for significant improvement/renovation. Habitable space was increased, the roof line raised to 1.5 storeys and external finishes chosen that reflect its grade II listed neighbour, namely lime render, slate roof tiles, a corbelled chimneystack, exposed rafter ends and painted timber casement windows.Portfolio page