Our clients presented us with a fabulous site and an attractive pair of historic stone cottages in need of renovation. The property is located on a quiet lane and overlooking open Oxfordshire farmland to the rear. We secured permission for our clients to knock them through creating a large single dwelling, whilst replacing the former flanking extensions with a contemporary interpretation of the original style. Zinc mono-pitched roofs rose above an almost entirely stone frontage facing the lane, whilst oversailing an almost entirely glazed elevation to the rear (south-east). The overhanging roofs serving to shelter the large expanses of glazing, whilst maximising the light and views. The openness and light, airy nature of the new additions provided a contrasting feel to the homely area within the historic core of the original cottages, which were refurbished but largely unaltered in terms of the external appearance and historic features.