The Old Vicarage | Presteigne
Heritage Extension | Powys
Located in a prominent position near Prestigne, Powys this fine grade II listed property was built by Sir Gilbert Scott’s office towards the end of the 19th Century. Built originally as a vicarage for the near by church of St. Andrew, the property is a testament to Victorian Gothic Revival architecture and resolve with all the building materials being brought in from as far as the Cotswolds.
The property boasts fine Victorian Gothic features such as dominant roofscapes with polychromatic slating and decorative finials. The interior is equally spectacular with fine wood carving, fireplaces and staircase. As with many older properties, the service areas are located to the rear of the property and are subservient to the main living areas which are located to the front of the property, as such, the kitchen is small and disconnected from garden. As we lead a less formal lifestyle, the kitchen has become the focus of the family environment.
Client: Private Client
Listed: Grade II
Construction Date: 19th Century
Status: Planning & Listed Building Consent
KODA architects were commissioned to carry out remodelling of the existing kitchen and dining areas as well as a carefully considered extension which would sit comfortably with the property. The kitchen and living space would be reformed to address extensive views over the rolling Powys landscape to the rear.
The extension uses the existing, grand house as a precedent to inform the proposed. The single storey extension uses a rolled lead flat roof and Cotswold stone coins to the new main new corner. The open plan kitchen focuses the views outward over the valley allowing the building to be carefully adapted to serve a busy family again.