Cotswold House

Jack Jarrett Architects

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The Grade II listed Cotswold House has a history of various alterations dating back to the 17th Century.

Works included repairs to the historic fabric of the house while consolidating and upgrading the existing accommodation. A new garden room was conceived, replacing a run-down conservatory and providing a fantastic new space for the family. Accommodating a new kitchen and dining area, the space allows the house to fully appreciate the established garden - a feature of the house which was previously ignored due to the odd dog-legged plot arrangement.

The scale, massing and materials of the sensitive new addition respect that of the listed house, with Cotswold stone walls and slate tiling helping to root the build to its context. However the build is unmistakably and unashamedly contemporary in detail with stainless steel ties run between expressed oak frames, whose colour and grain would be complimentary to the existing material palette.


Client: Private domestic

Location: Marshfield

Design Team: Matthew Clay Architects, JGDL Consulting Ltd

Contractors: Tim Matthew Carpentry & Property Maintenance

Status: Completed (2012)

Photography: Matthew Clay Architects