We’ve had the pleasure of contributing to this beautiful historic house in Bourne – built in the 17th Century; this property and was used by the Bishop of Lincoln as a stopover on a regular basis. The land also has links to the 11th century and may have been used by King John of England.
Because of its historic and listed status, planning has a been a very long a difficult road for both our clients and Architects – taking over a year. With a lot of hard work and perseverance, we were finally granted planning permission and could start on site at the end of 2017.
The concept for this project was to have the oak frame hidden behind the limestone, so the extension is in keeping with the existing house.
The extension’s stonework matches the existing ‘sawn-on-the- bed’ style limestone, which will darken with time and blend in even more with its surroundings. Our oak frame pairs wonderfully with the style of this house; breaking up the hard stonework and adding a contemporary twist with the oaks form and texture.
Light was a very important aspect of this project; due to the narrow original windows, the house can be quite dark. Therefore, a glass curtain-wall was imperative to this design. Fitted the front of the extension, it allows light to flow through the extension and into the existing kitchen. The bottom half of the curtain-wall opens into bi-fold doors which brings the outside in, creating a great multi-functional space.
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