Contemporary extension and refurbishment of a listed farm building in the Hampshire countryside, with a light-filled open-plan layout.

Sited on sloping ground, this existing detached property has received a modern extension and contemporary makeover that has created light-filled open-plan spaces.

The old and new are joined by a glazed link that sits between the existing house and a new annexe surrounded by a large covered alfresco dining area. The terrace and pool, which sit centrally in front of the house, are tied in with a sweeping steel-framed canopy that reaches around the existing house.

The two-storey annexe houses a garage, plant room and en suite studio space at lower level, with open plan living room space and bedrooms above. The building comprised of a steel-framed structure situated on top of a reinforced concrete basement box.

At the point that the extension reduces to a single storey, a movement joint allows the ground floor extension to be sat on shallow strip foundations, reducing excessive excavation for this aspect of the new works.

The ground floor to the single storey element was formed of a suspended beam and block structure, while the steel-framed roof was infilled in timber.

A full-width frameless glazing strip rooflight provided a visual separation between the original listed property and the modern intervention to the rear.

Hampshire, UK


AR Design Studio