Old House - Northants

Old House – Northants

Enjoying the bay window! Deltalight and cushion still to comeFloating wood burning fireplaceMassive folding doors to inside outside terraceBay windowArt slot windowKitchenKitchen diningIMG_0407Bay window insideOld front door re-usedEntrance porch detailSide extensionBay window exteriorSide extensionOld and new in ancient hallOld & new in ancient hallGuest bathroomOld and new - stair to loft conversionNew bathroom in loftBathroom detailNew master bedroom in loft
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Enjoying the bay window! Deltalight and cushion still to come

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Floating wood burning fireplace

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Massive folding doors to inside outside terrace

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Bay window

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Art slot window

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Kitchen

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Kitchen dining

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Bay window inside

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Old front door re-used

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Entrance porch detail

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Side extension

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Bay window exterior

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Side extension

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Old and new in ancient hall

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Old & new in ancient hall

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Guest bathroom

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Old and new - stair to loft conversion

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New bathroom in loft

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Bathroom detail

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New master bedroom in loft

Northamptonshire

This is a major refurbishment, loft conversion, new extension and porch to a traditional farmhouse transforming it from 5 to 7 bedrooms and adding a spacious new kitchen and dining room for a family. We reinterpreted the main arrival and internal movement axes to allow the spaces to flow. We opened up the building carefully and selectively to certain routes, views and sunlight aspects whilst creating calm spaces and protective areas from blustery weather. All the new openings are highly considered: two have seating, one which cantilevers over the landscape towards the best view aspect. Other openings provide privacy from neighbours but allow for excellent distant views and a wash of north light along the new convex inner wall face and lime washed timber clad ceiling. A large folding door with a cantilevered roof overhang will open the building to the warmer days or let the winter sun into the main living areas. Two new bathrooms, a WC and a utility room were added and the existing 400 year old structure was celebrated, revealed and accentuated. As well as dressed hornton stone we clad the projecting bay window, flat roof fascias, soffits and new porch in either a charred or lime washed Accoya. The landscaping and garden/ courtyard walls tie the extension visually to the nearby stone barn and provide a suntrap and weather protection for indoor/ outdoor use.

Built by West Country Renovations