A Classical Solution to a Contemporary Problem

For a farmhouse of this size, the existing kitchen was by no means generous and as such it struggled to provide a suitable family dining space. Not surprisingly the property is Grade II listed thus protecting the arrangement of its internal layout. So ruling out the idea of amalgamating the adjacent domestic offices, and with the formal dining room being located too far away for every day use, imagine the owners delight when they were advised that a conservatory type extension would be permissible.

Having began their research of conservatory suppliers, a recommendation focused their attention on Town and Country. More detailed research revealed the company’s passion for design and detail, and its ability to demonstrate a wealth of completed projects on some of the country’s most beautiful listed properties. Having agreed a design which was acceptable to the local conservation officer, the owners then visited the company’s Norfolk factory. Here, they were able to see at first hand how the highest standards of build and refinement of detail are achieved; a tradition that lies at the core of every Town and Country building. The rest is history.

The owners now enjoy their beautiful home and grounds from the perspective of a classical style pavilion orangery. Adjacent to the kitchen, the space is large enough to provide that all important informal dinning area and give plenty of space for the new furniture. Whilst enlarged structural openings were prohibited, the generous proportions of an original sash window and pair of connecting doors, effortlessly link both spaces while preserving the original fabric. Even larger pairs of doors link the conservatory to the terraces and grounds beyond.

Plan dimensions: 6.9m x 4.1m
Internal floor space: 27m²

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