Storah Architecture have converted a Victorian mill stable block, essentially a small barn, to create a modern family home. We have used traditional methods to conserve the existing building and sympathetically detail extensions. We have combined these with rooflighting for greater natural light and a super insulated interior to provide an environmentally efficient and comfortable new house.
The original stable building was extended to increase it’s volume. By utilising discrete massing, split levels and careful planning this has allowed the floor plate to double in size. This has allowed us to provide all the required family accommodation, despite restrictions on development in the countryside and a Conservation Area. To one side is a top lit kitchen extension. This is dug into the hillside between the house and the road. To the other side, a larger extension provides bedrooms on two levels. The original structure in the centre of the house provides two floors of living accommodation.
The project combines traditional design and detailing of the existing building with a modern additions. We have used traditional stonework with lime pointing for the walls and reslated the original building using in the original grey stone slates. The extensions have green planted roofs covered with sedum. There are a mix of traditional wooden windows and modern aluminium frames glazing.
The house has designed to be environmentally efficient and cost effective to run, with high levels of thermal insulation, an efficient gas boiler and modern wood burner. Water is from a spring supply, with local off-grid sewage treatment.