ROOKERY HOUSE EXTENSION

The Rookery is a 16th Century country house in the village of Orcheston in Wilshire, and is Grade 2 listed.  The clients wanted to update their existing kitchen and dinning area and add a new porch to the front of the house, creating a new modern entrance, that flowed into one large modern kitchen dinning area.  Because the house is listed, care was taken in the materials for work.  On one hand we had listen the the wishes of the clients, who wanted a piece of modern architecture, whilst  working closely with the planning department and natural heritage department to meet their conserns and wishes.  The new porch refers to  the black flint and old timber corn barns found on site.

These two elements allowed us to create a modern piece of architecture that was sympathetic to the site and wider context, yet at the same time met the brief from the clients.  The new porch, is of timber construction, and clad externally with sustainable, Scottish black stained larch.  A new large window on the west elevation will flood the new kitchen area with lots of natural light, and at the same time bring views of the established gardens inside.  An internal wall has been removed, to make a large floor area for cooking and entertaining.