The lush green forest around the residence is left largely untouched and a sensitive approach to building the house ensured that damage of construction was as minimal as possible.
Brought in to radically alter the damp and dark interior of this classic home Glen Thomas Architecture turned to a contemporary extension with a distinct 9-meter long glass roof to get the job done.
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
There is more though here as a spacious meeting room conference areas a kitchen dining informal meeting areas and a stunning central ‘events space’ find room inside this ingenious new office.
It is a curated balance of the natural and the man-made with the central courtyard acting as the common social zone. Flanked by the public and private wings of the house on one side and an outdoor living area along with a series of fruit trees on the other the courtyard is both spacious and secluded.