wanda kemp-welch chartered architect




The original house is a late 18th century, grade 2 listed cottage in Warborough, within South Oxfordshire District Planning authorities. The clients asked for a new wing for a contemporary family living (in 2001). The new building was placed at the right angle to the cottage with an entrance through a new glazed porch leading to a hall in the old cottage. From the hall, turning left one comes into an open-plan family room/ kitchen, with two-flights of stair to upstairs bedrooms. Past the stair there is a an equally spacious living room. Both rooms have a double aspect: through windows onto the front courtyard and to the rear garden lawn through French doors.

The new wing has been designed in a style of timber barn: traditional yet modern inside. Stained timber is used to contrast with coursed clunch rubble, brick and brick dressings of the listed cottage.