Barn Extension, Alresford

The project is a Victorian farmhouse that was previously extended in the 1980s. The house is sited on top of a hill and benefits from far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and neighbouring villages. The project extends the house further and remodels the interior, reconnecting the flow of spaces to focus on a large living area. This space is contained within an oak framed barn and a two storey masonry element. This has increased the current accommodation by 50%.

A new staircase has been inserted into the heart of the house that connects the new elements to the existing and improves circulation between the two wings. The new barn extension provides the family living space around an impressive central 4 sided fireplace, with substantial chimney flue that extends up through the vaulted double height space. The internal finishes are both modern and rustic, with oak and glass used in conjunction to create a light and open space. Large openings provide views to the surrounding landscapes and link the building to the outside.