Studio BAD, working in collaboration with John Barkley Architects, were appointed to extend and enhance Cullverlands Farm. The rural farm house, set in the South Downs National Park, is a traditional Victorian period property that was in need of some modernisation to make suitable for our clients growing family.

We have added a substantial, two storey extensions to the existing dwelling to accommodate the additional space the owners needed. On the ground floor we have created a large communal living and kitchen space, ideal for their growing family life, and on the first floor we have established a master ensuite bedroom leading to a private roof terrace, offering views over the surrounding countryside.

The linear extension runs in line with the original home, designed in a simple yet contemporary form which contrasts nicely with the original architecture. Large, frameless glazing is used to enhance the modern design and flood the interior with natural daylight.

The materials bring the home into dialogue with the rural, agricultural surroundings and add an earthy finish to the home. The extension is wrapped in vertical, dark timber cladding and reclaimed bricks, from redundant structures on site, are incorporated internally into the new extension. These add a rich texture to the design and are in keeping with the client’s sustainability beliefs.

Practice : Studio: B.A.D Architects

Time Scale: September 2020 – Ongoing

Budget: Undisclosed

Location: Berkshire

Client: Private