The extension and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed C18th brick and flint cottage in a Chiltern Conservation Area.


We love working with old, crooked buildings and the changes to this remarkably intact two-storey terraced cottage have added much to its unique inherent character.

A modest but carefully-designed rear extension was added to replace a dated porch, successfully connecting the house with the garden and increasing the levels of natural light within the internal spaces.

Uncovering the original features of the property and designing the extension sympathetically to its surroundings were key features of the final design.

Sensitive refurbishment throughout the house included replacement of non-original elements, such as pvc windows and man-made finishes, with more traditional, natural materials which complemented the building’s historic context.

Internally, the use of rich colour reflect those popular during the time that cottage was first built. Finishes and materials were selected to add texture to surfaces, creating interest in both light and shadow


Building Type: Listed Residential Property -Terraced
Client: Private
Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Status: Listed Building and Planning Consent granted in 2016. Built project completed in 2019
Value: Confidential