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Farmstead

Somerset

Project Details

£0.5m to £0.99M

Listed Building - Grade II, Alteration to existing property

Practice

Louise Crossman Architects

The Potato Store , Withycombe , Minehead , Somerset , TA24 6QB , United Kingdom

This cottage is a Grade II listed building that dates from the late sixteenth century. The dwelling stands as part of a farmstead with a series of standing curtilage structures to the west. The scheme developed by ourselves presented an opportunity to restore, retain and salvage these important curtilage listed buildings which would otherwise have been lost to decay and neglect. The completed scheme contributes to the local landscape value whilst also providing a comfortable family home. The works to the house were to reinstate its presence within the site restoring the original fabric, refurbishing it to a high standard and reinstating the original thatched roof. In association with this an extension was added that would be complementary to the existing house, but contemporary in nature, to provide larger kitchen/dining/living accommodation. In order to provide for his additional accommodation and garaging, part of the extension was set into the bank which rises steeply behind the cottage. This portion of the extension has a grass roof to minimize its impact on the setting and appearance of the complex.