Mole Architects produced the traditional cum modern Hawthbush farmhouse, but there’;s nothing at all sleepy about this sweet countryside house. The UK-primarily based architecture firm took a cue from the barrel-roofed agricultural buildings dotting this location, and extended the existing 17th century protected farmhouse into a slightly skewed L-shaped living space right here in southeast England. The “L” creates a a lot more intimate layout, with windows and glass doors of the two structures that face toward each and every other with no compromising privacy. Surrounded by endless grassy meadows, this pastoral scene is the ideal setting for this rustic brick house with its rural nuances and modern touches. Here’;s a tour of the Hawthbush house extension.
The homeowners have been in require of added living space, but they did not want to go to the extremes of ultra contemporary or stuffy tradition. This addition provides the ideal compromise, boasting a light, airy look and a smaller sized scale that leaves the main concentrate on the original farmhouse. Placed at an angle to the current property, the addition is connected by a contemporary glazed elbow leading into the new wing. The L shape was chosen to reference the shape of historical farmsteads.
The steel roof provides this extension an anti-residential aesthetic, much more in line with an agricultural constructing than the decidedly homey farmhouse from which it branches, adding interest even though staying in line with the prevailing style and setting of High Weald in the Sussex Downs.
This addition blends with the architecture of these pastoral surroundings, but it surely sets this home apart from the rest by treating a traditional workspace as a residential living area. Like the major property, the addition boasts a blend of natural materials – reclaimed brick, wood and steel.
The face of the addition characteristics a huge arching window which hints that there is much more to this uncommon extension than meets the eye. This most current and lasting extension requires the spot of several earlier additions, and we consider this one is a keeper.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open the new kitchen and dining location onto the garden just outside, and the farmland rolling out to the horizon. And what better way to savor the fruits of your labor than to regard their origins – literally.
From the outdoors you cannot support but wonder how this semi-circular roof impacts interiors. And significantly like you’;d anticipate, an arching ceiling creates an incredible open really feel, but contrary to all expectations, beneath the cool steel roof is warm and cozy living space in maintaining with the farmhouse atmosphere. The blond wood offers interiors a bright, airy aesthetic, which is enhanced by the huge window wall. Lack of conventional walls gives this space a contemporary loft really feel. Artwork is lined up along the floor and leaning up against this curving wall – unusual placement which works properly inside this strangely sweet space.
This open notion living region enjoys beautiful views framed by the front window – the excellent nook for a private sitting location to kick back, relax, and ponder life. The grassy meadow on the other side of the glass offers this house a fresh appeal that evokes eternal springtime in our mind’;s eye.
This hotspot gets lots of warm sunlight, which floods the complete space, illuminating each corner.
According to the architects, “When asked to produce a list of rooms Lisa (a single of the clients) alternatively presented Mole with a pot she had produced, saying, ‘I don’;t know what I imply by it, but there is something about this pot that conveys what I feel about the extension.’;”
Following are some technical drawings that outline the internet site and property style:
The internet site plan, from above
The ground floor plan
1st floor strategy
by means of Archiportale
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