This Grade II listed property is situated in a Conservation Area at the heart of a village on the River Thames. The building has been substantially altered over time and its value as a heritage asset reduced as a consequence, however its location and setting mean that it contributes significantly to the local area.
Brick-built Victorian extensions will be demolished and contemporary elements added, revealing more of the original stone cottage in the process. Materials have been carefully selected to enhance the existing whilst also reflecting the industrial history of the building's location. The cohesive design will breathe new life into the property to create a home full of character.
Exceptional design quality is required when altering a listed property and it has to be demonstrated that any modern intervention will enhance the character of the host building. At Mill Lane we have adopted a lightweight approach at the intersection of new with old, with glazed elements effectively separating the two phases and revealing more of the original form.