- January 26, 2015
Langton House is a Grade II listed three storey Georgian property which originally had a 4 x 3m white painted conservatory to the rear of the kitchen however the owners wanted to replace this with a new space which would not only provide extended dining provision but also form a physical link to the coach house and improved visual connection to the stunning garden to the rear. Toby & Fiona were very supportive of the need to conserve the historic character of the main house by taking a very modern design route which would create a clear architectural distinction between new and old but also a minimalist volume and almost transparent quality, a view upheld and supported by the local conservation officer. The design included an air dried direct glazed oak cloister forming a new boundary to the driveway space but also having a material sympathy with the coach house whilst the garden elevation proposed a more stark contrast as a clean white rendered volume with sliding glazed doors and a frameless glass connection to the house. The resultant design has enabled the family to utilise the coach house on a more frequent basis whilst the dual use of the dining area and garden room seating space has connected the family out into the garden and has become a central reception space enjoyed throughout the year.