Following the successful refurbishment of the Barn at Harford Villa (see project list) we embarked on the next phase of the project in 2014 – the works to the main house – including a substantial garden extension, relocated kitchen, the new porch, new oak joinery and internal refurbishment.

My clients preferred the traditional appearance for the extension so I designed the garden room to have a “mock roof” to give it a traditional look and proportions but with an advantage of hidden roof lanterns behind. Use of traditional materials ensured that the extension was in-keeping with the original house. This way we combined the subtle, traditional exterior with the contemporary quality of light inside. As the garden room span across entire width of the house it enabled the functional transformation of the ground floor plan. We achieved this by removal of stretches of external walls and of original window bays to gain the open plan effect. The new kitchen arrangement and units (sourced by my clients) added to the overall effect of quality and spaciousness.

The new porch was inspired by traditional oak structures and combined with the new oak joinery injected both style and quality to the front elevation. It is a very practical and welcoming addition.

Client: Mr. and Mrs. Spears

Location: Landkey, Devon