NTAD has successfully gained planning approval on a sensitive site located in Exmoor National Park. The proposal seeks to modernise a historic cottage (formerly a blacksmiths forge and stable) with a contemporary rear extension and alterations that compliment the historic structure.
The topography of the site is very steep and provided a great opportunity to design an extension that could maximise the panoramic views over Porlock Bay and Hurlestone Point.
The rear extension includes a new open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with large full length windows to take in the breathtaking views. The new building is set back from the stable to create a clear distinction between the old and new structures. This created an opportunity to include a discrete balcony for entertaining.
The forge building will include a modest roof extension on the rear elevation with a glazed gable to provide views form the children's bedrooms up the rear sloping garden.
The extension will be finished in natural slate and charred timber cladding with shadow gaps to create a distinct yet subtle appearance inspired by the driftwood often found on the pebble beach.
When consulted, the Parish Council provided the following feedback 'An imaginative and well thought out plan which is sympathetic to the historic and social background of the building. Support and recommend approval.'
The original concept sketches and design rationale.
Site commencement is planned for 2018.