Refurbishment and a replacement extension within the footprint of the existing house
The two storey building has previously been used as a guest house and has recently been converted back to residential use only. The project includes sensitive internal adaptation and upgrading of the oldest part of the building dating back to the 16th century, alongside the replacement of the existing single storey extension.
Care has been taken to preserve the historic fabric of the original part of the building. The proposals provide much needed additional floor space without increasing the footprint of the current building, and existing structural openings have been reused. The inglenook fireplace has been restored, and a further wood burner was introduced in the dining area in an existing recess in the heavy stone wall.
Upstairs the internal reconfiguration and new mezzanine bridge creates spaces that flow from the new extension with sympathetic finishes and textures that coordinate the spaces.
The property is nestled in the stunning Dartmoor National Park landscape, among three acres of woods, a stream, and an enclosed lawned garden with a lily pond. The scheme seeks to reinforce and build upon this existing connection between the house and the landscape.