Virginia Cottage



Extensions and landscaping to a Cotswold stone house with traditional oak floors and joinery with a contemporary twist.

The house was an agglomeration of extensions Victorian extensions built around an 18th century cottage with views across the valley. The scheme involved the demolition of a mid-20th century flat roofed garage and service rooms to create a traditionally styled two storey extension with 2nd hand Cotswold stone walling and new “weathered” quoins, oak joinery and a reconstituted stone roof. The new first floor and roof are very traditional oak construction with large primary beams and exposed secondary joists, all of which were sawn, planed and shaped on site.

Adjoining this extension is a single storey lean-to which appears to span onto the existing stone retaining wall to the street; this is roofed in natural slates (the pitch being too low for reconstituted stone) with rendered blockwork walls and a large oak dormer to the lane. This lean-to provides the new entrance to the house’’ utility and service rooms and under the dormer a more contemporary oak staircase and landing with structural glass balustrading gives access to the new first floor room.

Externally new terraces were created affording views across the balcony and an oak framed garage with a cedar shingle roof was built at the end of the existing drive.

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