Furzey Hall Farm

Waugh Thistleton Architects, Oxfordshire, 2009


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'L-Shaped' glazed link joins the two existing buildings 

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  • Exterior view    
  • Pool uses a reed-bed filtering system    
  • Open-plan kitchen    
  • Kitchen work surfaces    
  • Kitchen/ dining room    
  • Juxtaposing folded-steel staircase    
  • Living room    
  • Bathroom details    
  • Master bedroom    
  • The extension and pool    
  • View  from the garden  showing the single-storey link between the two existing buildings    
  • Exterior view at night    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Roof and third floor plan    
  • Long section    
  • Section  through barn    
  • Long section through extension    
  • Short section through extension    
  • South elevation    
  • West elevation    
  • North elevation    
  • North east elevation    

Restoration of a Victorian farmhouse, barn conversion and new-build extension to create a family home

The Victorian farmhouse is a three-storey structure created from Cotswold stone. The refurbishment aims to retain the traditional feel of country living and provide enough space for children. A single-storey new-build timber and glass building links the farmhouse to the barn enclosing two sides of the garden and housing an open-plan kitchen, dining area and a new guest suite.

Simple materials have been used; the original elm trusses are retained and the stone walls are left exposed along the gable ends of the barn. A folded-steel staircase has been added, creating a modern intervention and a sense of juxtaposition

The design incorporates several environmental measures. A ground source heat pump provides heating to the house and an air source heat pump heats the pool. In addition, the pool is filled with natural well water which is naturally filtered by a reed bed planted adjacent to the pool.


  • Completed: Jun 2009
  • Floor area: 442m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £949,110
  • Address: Furzey Hall Farm, Oxfordshire, GL7 3QZ, United Kingdom

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