Rose Cottage, Gloucestershire
We added a raised kitchen and dining room to provide generous natural light, which by re-creating a former opening in this Grade II Listed Cottage’s wall, improves the quality of light in the living room and provides visual links through to the rear. Other alterations include the removal of a timber clad section of garage to allow for the extension and the creation of a laundry room and enlarged WC/wetroom within the former kitchen.
Externally, a stepped access to the rear garden was created by adjusting the drystone walls. The garage doors were replaced with traditional solid timber. At the back of the house, a series of terraces were created replicating the style of the already existing retaining drystone walls and patios.
The contemporary clear glazing with minimal framing within a traditional stonework aperture allows views from the garden through to the original house and provides a greatly improved link to the garden and landscape beyond. This was enhanced by the use of narrow glazing in the roof.