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Listed Cottage, Hook Norton

A modern design in keeping with a historic Grade II listed building

Client brief
Our client requested for works to be designed and carried out to their beautiful Grade II listed cottage in the Hook Norton conservation area in Oxfordshire. The owners wanted to improve the internal layout to better adapt to modern family life whilst replacing the historic and dated extension.

The process
Key to the success of this project was the role we played working closely alongside Cherwell District Council. Close attention was paid to the existing historic fabric of the property, alongside our modern designs for this this Grade II listed building.

The result
The extension at this Listed Cottage fits contextually within this conservation area and with the listed building it is attached to. The existing character of the property has been retained while the extension provides additional space for modern living.

The scale of the extension has been considered carefully. It sits comfortably in its surroundings and the design does not affect neighbours’ views or light possibilities. The ridge and eaves heights have been reduced to make sure that the new extension is clearly subservient to the existing building, and the modern design and amended landscaping animates the rear elevation. The use of glass blends the extension beautifully with the existing structure.