Rose Cottage Extension Leicestershire
Rose Cottage, Leicestershire
Our clients live in a conservation area in Leicestershire and wanted a way of extending and remodelling their rural cottage to accommodate their whole family. At the same time they wanted their home to compliment the surrounding heritage architecture.
We extended to the rear of the property and combined the retained cottage with the large garden. This created social space for the family and connected the existing space to the abundant nature in the large rear garden.
Working in a Conservation Area
Swain architecture have a lot of experience working in conservation areas and work with local planning officers to achieve planning permission in challenging locations.
Blending Traditional with Contemporary
Appropriate scale of buildings and the materials they are built in are aspects of architectural design we are sensitive to at Swain Architecture. At Rose Cottage we chose a pitched roof to the upper level and specified reclaimed brick and wood façades externally so the new building blended in with the existing. We hope you agree that this is contemporary and sensitive architecture.
A Family Home
Space for Everyone
Connecting to a modest village cottage, our challenge was to create a master suite as well as three bedrooms, including one en-suite. By opting for vaulted ceilings on the first floor we retained the intimate nature of the original cottage and creating an extension that was sensitive in scale and form.
Connected to Nature
At the ground level, full width glazing frames the large garden. This introduces lots of light to the interior as well as providing an amazing view of the large cottage garden.
Do you have a heritage property you’d like to turn into a family home?
Swain Architecture has extensive experience working with planning authorities to ensure sensitive development within conservation areas. Whether you’re raring to knock down walls, or taking your first tentative steps towards a new space, we’d love to hear about your project. Bringing inspiration, robust design practice and plenty of experience with us, we transform spaces into something you can enjoy for years to come.
What did the clients think?
“Izzy understood exactly what we wanted. The old house was tricky with lots of small dark rooms and awkward spaces. Now the flow is so much better and the rooms larger and brighter. There’s a good balance of quirky old spaces and modern new spaces! We have floor to ceiling glass running across the entire back of the house- couldn’t connect any better to nature or be any lighter. It’s a real wow factor in the house.”
The owners of Rose Cottage, Leicestershire