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The Brief:
The new owners of this detached Grade I listed property, situated in a peaceful Gloucestershire village, wanted us to create a more comfortable living environment for their retirement years.    

The Architectural Design & Structural Engineering:
Being a Grade I listed property, we were careful to propose sympathetic updates to remain in keeping with the historic character of the original building, which dates from over 300 years ago. 
To the rear of the existing property there was a dilapidated lean-to, and we proposed a sympathetic conversion that involved removing the existing lean-to and replacing it with a porch and entrance area. Two conservation roof lights replaced the one current roof light in the lean-to, allowing increased natural light to enter the staircase and entrance area. An existing interior door was removed and replaced with an external door to gain direct access to the patio area and rear garden directly from the kitchen.  
Since the existing structure is constructed in natural stone with rubble-filled walls, which bear testament to the property's age, the new conversion was created using similar natural stone to enable a seamless flow. 

Upstairs an internal reconfiguration created a new larger family bathroom and allowed the addition of an ensuite to the master bedroom.

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