Mr & Mrs Crozier
Lambert Laidlaw – QS
JH Partners – M&E
Patrick Parsons – Structures
This family home was a modest grade II stone lodge that had been amended and altered over the years. Set in a secluded plot on the edge of a silver birch forest the client wished to rationalize the home along with increasing the living accommodation.
The unique quality of the secluded site and adjacent woodland inspired the green oak frame extension. This provides a modern contemporary addition that contrasts the original features of the stone gatehouse and extends the palette of natural materials. Extensive landscaping of the garden provides a soft formal setting for the property and the use of sliding folding glass walls onto the garden truly merges the internal and external spaces. The 1100 sq ft of new build almost doubles the original building footprint to the home to 2400 sq ft with the main living accommodation within the green oak frame providing a dramatic cathedral like feel with uninterrupted views onto the secluded garden and silver woodland.
The project also included the full refurbishment of the existing lodge with the use of simple elegant finishes throughout to provide a coherence throughout the house that is centered around the open plan kitchen and dining area.