The Vine House

Charlie Luxton Design, Warminster, 2014

 

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Refurbishment of a Grade II listed farmhouse to create a modern kitchen extension linking to a dining and sitting area.

This grade 2 listed house had been heavily altered and extended in the 1970s. It also had a poor quality conservatory added in the 1980s which was too cold in winter and too hot in summer.

The house was adapted and modernised by focussing it around a contemporary ‘broken plan’ modern kitchen extension linked to a dining room and sitting area. It also reconnected the living spaces to the beautiful garden.

The new kitchen extension was conceived by taking traditional, local building materials and re-imagining them for the 21st century. It included; an open-joint stone wall to screen the new space from the road and provide a link to the garden, a reclaimed stone slate roof taken from a local building that was being demolished, English oak, lead and high performance glazing brought together in a contemporary and minimal way.

The principle element, the stone slate roof, floats above the structure and extends beyond the kitchen providing an overhang which prevents summer overheating and creates a covered outdoor sitting area.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2014
  • Completed: Dec 2014
  • Floor area: 25m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £110,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Oct 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Building Contract for Homeowner who has not appointed a Consultant to oversee the work
  • Address: The Vine House, Sherrington, Warminster, BA12 0SN, United Kingdom

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