Old Bearhurst

Duggan Morris Architects, East Sussex, 2011

 

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Extension and remodelling of a two century old Oast House in East Sussex, adjacent an area of outstanding natural beauty

Along with a complete overhaul of an existing barn and roundels, a new annex has been added to provide a range of living spaces including kitchen and dining areas, bedrooms, a playroom, a gym, a study and a subterranean garage.

The original building was given a thorough but sensitive makeover, removing the garage, study and kitchen wing to make way for the new annex.

What remained was carefully analysed and repaired appropriately so the 200‑year-old building is easily discernible against the new interventions. The annex itself is an altogether more sculptural and dynamic form of interconnecting volumes, entirely clad in a durable engineered timber boarding, orientated vertically, in contrast to the rough-sawn horizontal lapped timber cladding of the barn.

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  • Begun: Nov 2009
  • Completed: Feb 2011
  • Floor area: 433m2
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Form with Contractors Design
  • Address: East Sussex, United Kingdom

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