Our clients purchased a cottage in Buckinghamshire within Dinton and Westlington Conservation Area.
After some careful research and financial projections, it became apparent that the best solution was to demolish the existing building and replace it was a new one. We wanted to design a home that reflected the original, demolished cottage. The new design includes rendered walls and a thatched roof.
The design was not without its challenges, the cottage sits in an irregular shaped plot with one side parallel to the street. The solution was to build a two-storey section overlooking the street with a single-storey to the rear of the property to prevent ‘over developing the site’.
Externally there are two patio areas, one for seating that takes full advantage of the south facing plot and one facing to the north which is more open for visitors to park. Internally the south facing bi-fold glass doors flood the home with light. The vaulted ceiling with timber trusses in the living area add to the feeling of space. On the first floor the master suite comes complete with a stunning thatched roofed balcony.