As a replacement dwelling for a very prominent farm dwelling, the design of this house held its own challenges. The detailed brief provided by the client resulted in a proposal to create a building of two very different appearances. The main body of the design would be a large 2 storey, classically designed farm house, with a balanced appearance including a central curved stairway. In addition to this, and at ground floor only would then be a contemporary wing containing kitchen, snug area and open plan dining. The space created between these two elements then serves as an informal / open plan dining area off the kitchen as well as the main entrance foyer. From here a direct link to the rear garden space allows the open plan living areas to spill out onto the patio area. Whilst the design will be a new build in its entirety, it will possibly have the appearance of a contemporary extension onto an older, more classical farm dwelling – thus respecting the formality of the existing house, and at the same time creating a much more modern living experience for our client. This house has been given full planning approval and work has already commenced on site. Images of the completed project will be uploaded when complete.