When the homeowners first approached the local planning authority to ask whether a two-storey extension could be added to this Grade 2 Listed building, the answer was an emphatic ‘no’.
Harrison Pitt Architects were commissioned to try and change the planner’s minds. A two-storey extension was designed with a glazed link between the old and the new stone-faced buildings. This link creates a ‘pause’ which allows the Listed Building to be visually separated from the new extension. This concept gained approval from the conservation officer and work on site was completed in December 2007.
The extension creates a new hallway, stairwell, garage and utility room. Two new first floor bedrooms are linked through to the original building via a glazed bridge. The relocation of the staircase has also released valuable space in the original building.