- one-off houses
The magical location of a elegant hamlet in north bedfordshire, set with close proximity to a grade II listed building, park and garden required careful consideration to the heritage asset of the original building and the significance of various extensions through the centuries from mid-19th century to late 20th century extensions. the resultant conclusion was to retain the original heart of the building and use this as a catalyst to provide a controversial and ingenious extension which would contrast the historic core and provide a striking 21st century form.
A glass connection to the historic structure allows for a light touch from old to the modern new form; this form is made up visually from purposeful horizontal flowing facade forms allowing for the new structure to wrap around the existing historic water focused landscape and create a courtyard. this form extends to a ‘reaching up arm’ floating in the landscape which provides striking views across the surrounding landscape.