Malthouse

17th Century farm house renovation and extension 

The towns and villages of the Wealdon Vale are dominated by red clay plain tiles and bricks.  Malthouse Cottage is a contemporary take on this 'Wealdon' vernacular.  At Malthouse, 20th century additions were demolished to make way for an oak-clad extension.  Tiles, bricks and honey coloured Greensand stone from the site were reused to compliment the unseasoned oak boarding.

 

The new timber framed construction is light, airy and highly insulated.  Timber floors and beams compliment the dark and heavyweight construction of the older house.  Large french windows open into the garden catching the low Spring and Autumn afternoon and evening sun.

 

The client is a keen ornithologist, so bird boxes and ledges have been incorporated into the roofscape and under eaves.