The extension provides a unique and contemporary addition to an existing Grade II listed barn dwelling, which is sympathetic and in keeping with the context of the rural agricultural aesthetic. In the wider landscape setting the extension is viewed as an informal lean to building, a simple and traditional structure that is commonly found around farms and rural agricultural environments. Viewed more closely, the extension presents itself as a stand alone addition, clearly separated from the fabric of the existing brick barn structure by a glass link. This allows the extension to make minimal contact with the existing barn, reducing any negative impact - both visually and physically, and preserving the character and fabric of the existing barn in the least obtrusive manner.
The extension was awarded the residential category winner in the West Lancashire Design Awards 2017, with the panel of judges expressing that they appreciated "the simplicity and sensitivity of the design and high quality of the finished work".
location : lathom
status : complete
notes : listed building; green belt; extension
awards : Winner - Residential category - West Lancashire Design Awards 2017 .