The traditional farmhouse had previously been extended and modified over years, blurring the lines between old and the new resulting in difficult to use living spaces and a thermally inefficient home. The existing building was essentially stripped back to stone walls of the original farmhouse and extended to create a distinct contrast between the old and the new by both form and materiality whilst giving respect to the traditional vernacular. This allowed for the dwelling to be re-built to exceed current Building Regulations in terms of thermal efficiency and create modern open plan living spaces to suit the needs of a young family home.
The Primary Extension linking the Scottish farmhouse took inspiration from the existing form with no overhanging fascias and providing a slate pitched roof whilst being clad in locally sourced Scottish Larch which in time will turn silver to compliment the granite stone walls. Careful consideration was taken in specifying the materials both internally and externally, portions of the Granite walls were left exposed with clean white partition walls abutting to respect the site history. To the south elevation a single storey Larch Box & decking was introduced to replace the dated conservatory, which used a bi-folding door system and tall windows to bring the stunning sea views in to the principle open plan living area.