Architecture519 were approached by a private residential client to extend and rationalise the internal space within their Grade II listed Farm house in East Keswick. The project albeit small scale works was of interest as the existing farmhouse was built originally in the Georgian ear, and then extended in the Victorian era, therein lay the design challenge to create something to not only reorganise the internal environment to suite the family’s needs but to proposed a bespoke design solution that would enhance and unify the two historic elements if the existing building. The existing also had several disparate out buildings of non-determined age/period, in varying states of dilapidation.
The proposed scheme of internal reconfigurations, was to create a new family centre for the dwelling in opening out the kitchen, and creating a snug area, which sought to free up the majority of the ground floor in the Georgian part of the house and linking this thorough both visually and physically to the extensive rear garden via the proposed dining room extension.
The out buildings were also refurbished to create utility space, and ground floor ablutions, and stores, and designed to reflect eh original character of the existing outbuildings.
The project completed in January 2018, following extensive liaising with Leeds Planning and Conservation due to the complex nature of the Listing.