Contemporary House Extension Hereford
KODA architects were commissioned to carry out a contemporary house extension in hereford to an existing property as well as a carefully considered remodelling to reform the property, maximising outward views over the countryside.
Located in rural Herefordshire, this traditional stone farm house Is nestled at the foot of Tillington Hill and surrounded by an extensive woodland to the north. To the east and south, the property benefits from expansive views over private farmland, Herefordshire countryside and glimpsing the Malvern Hills on the horizon.
Using high quality materials of Cotswold Dressed Stone and rubble Herefordshire grey sandstone walling, the property had been previously extended focusing living areas and views out towards an internal courtyard, away from the main views to the East.
Client: Private Client
Construction Date: 19th Century
Local Authority: Herefordshire
Contemporary House Extension in Hereford
KODA architects carried out a full feasibility study investigating various options for a Contemporary House Extension Hereford and the proposed remodelling. It was quickly discovered that the property was not addressing one of the key characteristics the site had to offer and this was maximising the views out of the house over the countryside.
Interventions focused in refocusing the family areas to the east of the property, whilst back of house areas such as utility rooms and toileting were moved to the rear. The existing property had small, traditional openings which confined the the views, making the internal spaces darker and enclosed.
As a contrast to this, a new extension was proposed to which would flood the internal environment with natural light and allow uninterrupted views. The added effect was to form an asymmetric contemporary extension with terrace, where the new kitchen and dining areas could spil out into.