In the picturesque countryside of Gloucestershire, one finds a boxy Georgian house kept in yellow-grey stone. It dates back to 1746, and the Georgian architecture of the estate is very typical for the period in which it was built.
In collaboration with architect Robert Grace the owner took a new step towards taking the estate into the 21st century. A large extension, measuring an imposing 5.5 metres from floor to ceiling, was added to the back of the estate. It is made entirely out of glass which really emphasizes the feeling that you are in the garden. At the push of a button, the huge glazed doors slide open to the backyard which stretches as far as the eye can see.
Inside, the essence of the room is beautifully emphasized by long Dinesen GrandOak planks which continue throughout the ground floor from the kitchen through the gallery to the garden room. The combination of the Oak flooring, the glass exterior and the York stone paving outside, forms a trinity where the elements complement each other well.
The country estate has been awarded two prizes by Royal Institute of British Architects. The estate won both ”Housing Award” and “Ibstock Project of the Year Award” in RIBA South West Town and Country Design Awards 2011.