Gale & Snowden Architects has recently gained Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for an extension and internal reworking to a thatched cottage nestled in the North Devon countryside.
Gale & Snowden was employed to design a super-insulated, timber-frame kitchen extension to the Grade II Listed former farmhouse, making best use of the stunning views over the garden, surrounding countryside and further afield to Dartmoor.
The fully-glazed garden elevation, combined with a high, open-vaulted roof, will allow daylight to flood into the extension. Large sliding doors will seamlessly bring together inside and outside spaces, improving the connection between the house and garden.
The materials proposed – natural stone walling, large section timber frame and slate roofing – are in keeping with the local North Devon vernacular and pay homage to its listed setting.
In addition, Gale & Snowden was employed to rework the internal room arrangement to create an improved layout whilst retaining and celebrating the cottage’s features of historical importance, including timber beams and a bread oven.
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