Extensive remodel & extension of a 1929 house in the Hertfordshire Green Belt and Chilterns AONB.

We love adding contemporary spaces to properties with a history. This beautiful 1929 house in Hertfordshire had never been extended and many of the fixtures and fittings were original, including single-glazed windows, radiators, flooring and most internal joinery. The client asked for a series of contemporary family-centred spaces to be created and for the flow of the existing rooms in the property to be improved.

Set in the Hertfordshire Green Belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, planning and building control approval was secured in less than 3 months.

The focal point of the home is a huge family living space which was designed for entertaining. Its high vaulted ceilings are filled with light throughout the day and its oversized windows offer glimpses of the mature garden at different intervals during the year. 

The rest of the property was sensitivity remodelled and refurbished, celebrating the existing historic fabric whilst creating 21st century living spaces.

Fordons was upgraded thermally and the windows and doors were replaced throughout to reduce heat-loss which was a big problem for the previous owner. The spaces are heated with a biomethane ‘green’ gas and retrofit underfloor heating was installed to many of the spaces to ensure more evenly distributed heat and increased thermal comfort.

Building Type: Residential Property – Detached
Client: Private
Location: Frithsden Copse, Hertfordshire
Status: Planning Consent granted in 2019. Built project completed in 2019
Value: Confidential

Interior Design by Dixon James