BPN Architects worked with the owners of Court House over a period of 4-5 years involving a number of phases of works to the Grade II Listed property.
The initial phase of works was focused on improving the level of comfort within the main Grade II Listed dwelling. Works were sensitivity carried out on the dwelling to improve it’s energy efficiency, draft proofing and insulation.
We worked with the owners to understand how they use the existing spaces and how these could be adapted/extended to meet the requirements of modern day family living whilst retaining the character and language of Listed dwelling.
Through consultation and continuous dialogue between the owners and the local authority conservation officer, an oak-framed single storey open plan living space was designed – replacing a previous PVC-u conservatory which was rarely used. The extension provided open plan family living space and connected a number of the historic rooms without altering the layout of the house. The extension also enabled and encouraged connection with the main rear garden and other informal external spaces and courtyards. The relocation of the existing kitchen into the centre of the plan allowed this to become the heart of the building.
Sensitive internal alterations and refurbishments to the existing house provide a new family bathroom and master bedroom with en suite and walk-in-wardrobe.
A detached single storey barn is proposed to be converted into a self contained annex for home office/cinema/guest accommodation.