2014 - 2018
CONTRACT VALUE: £650,000
LOCATION: SHERBORNE, DORSET
CONTRACT PERIOD: 2014 - 2018
We were commissioned to reconsider the entire smallholding site of this lovely 17th century Dorset farmhouse for private clients. The first construction phase of the project at Homecroft began in May 2014 with the renovation of the existing stone farmhouse. This work consisted of the sensitive restoration of the limestone facade which was covered over in cement render in addition to works to restore the roof to a vernacular natural slate throughout.
The second phase, a terraced extension to the farmhouse and barn to garage conversion was then designed and obtained planning in 2014. The old barn was rebuilt as a ‘his and her’ space including a garden shed and garage and overclad with Welsh natural slate and European larch ‘board and batten’ cladding.
The restrained material palette of local Sherborne limestone and larch timber in the new extension was selected to match the main house. This was built in 2018 as a third final phase of work as a linear extension to the existing two limestone cottages. The new contemporary living space is orientated to the view and framed by the new landscaping terraced beds and pond. The green oak pergola frames the new entrance door and is echoed above by the cantilevered oak framed box window. This reading nook in the new bedroom has a beautiful view of the sunsets, the large apple tree and the rural landscape beyond.