A Contemporary Extension To A Grade II Listed Cottage
Giving a loved home new opportunities
PRIVATE LISTED BUILDING HOMEOWNER
Merging old with new - A minimal glazed addition to a Grade II Listed home
The project involved the replacement of an existing 1993 brick extension to create a new kitchen and informal seating area to address our garden. We wanted to retain the original charm and character of our Grade II Listed home whilst providing the wow factor with a contemporary minimally glazed light filled living space, ideal for cooking, relaxing, entertaining and enjoying easy access to the garden.
At the outset of the project we met with different architects to ascertain which practice to work with. We found the decision very difficult, but we initially decided to work with a large city-based practice to commence our project. However, we soon realised that Croft Architecture offered much more for a similar fee.
Living in a Grade II Listed property, located within the green belt and a conservation area we anticipated that there would be a multitude of obstacles to overcome. There have indeed been many challenges along the way, but Croft’s knowledge, experience and their relationship with the contractors and consultants meant that they were always able to bring solutions to challenges, providing us with reliable guidance and reassurance throughout.
From appointment through to completion they have provided a personal, professional service which has made the process and experience smooth and enjoyable.
We are so pleased with our new kitchen and living space. The old outbuildings have been replaced with a contemporary lightweight glazed addition that provides us with a real connection to the garden both day and night. It is better than we imagined.
We have learnt that local is best, good relationships between all parties is key & that the project management aspect offered by Croft Architecture made the difference with tricky situations. Croft Architecture are a good reliable firm, that offer value through detail, efficiency, and execution. We would gladly recommend them.