PRIVATE HOUSE: SHAWLANDS, SURREY

PROJECTS


Design note


The farmhouse is arranged over three floors, plus a basement and was originally constructed in the first half of the 18th Century, with a significant rear extension added in the Edwardian period. It is Grade II Listed and positioned within domestic curtilage of approximately one hectare, with adjoining paddocks and farmland of 3.8 hectares.

The design proposal is to sensitively refurbish the farmhouse throughout, replacing the roof, chimney stacks, windows and doors using traditional building techniques and materials, in addition to very contemporary proposals such a folding timber staircase and conversion of the basement into a wine cellar , as well as a glazed balcony leading from the master bathroom. In the grounds we propose a swimming pool and pool house which is based on a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional vernacular agricultural building, which is linked to the house by a kitchen herb garden.

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent was granted in late 2014 and the project is currently on site.