Bio: Peter Dickinson Architects were commissioned by the client for their services for the refurbishment of Martin House Farmhouse as well as providing a two storey extension to further the amount of living space the property provided. As the existing farmhouse is a Grade II Listed Building the proposed scheme for the extension was dictated by the considerations towards the retention of the historical quality of the existing dwelling. Therefore, Peter Dickinson’s designed a primarily glazed extension that highlighted the historical aesthetic of the farmhouse and allowed a visual break between it and new contemporary extension.
The two storey extension was designed to contrast the existing dwelling in terms of material use and elevational treatment but was sympathetic and subservient to the principle dwelling with respect to scale, form and material. The extension was finished with a subtle off-white render, to further retain the dominance of the existing dwelling.
The renovation of the existing farmhouse involved the replacement of the existing windows and external doors, the replacement of stonework to improve the rear façade and internal alterations to allow access via the proposed glazed link.
Peter Dickinson Architects
169 Appley Lane North