a rural contemporary extension
An extension to a Perthshire farmhouse in a traditional steading. The farmhouse sits apart from the courtyard of traditional stone barns and this extension presented the opportunity to complete the courtyard with a new ancilliary building. The farmhouse faces south and the existing entrance was through the kitchen. the new extension provides a new formal entrance to the east with a large family kitchen dining room with a guest suite over. The building group is exposed to the prevailing west wind so the upper guest room benefits from an internal window looking through the double height space and the large picture window in the west gable preventing wind noise. The new front door is on the east side sheltered from the prevailing wind. Architecturally the new extension is separated by glass and timber elements and the white render and clean gables links the new to the old. The exposed steel and timber floor joists and natural materials add a contemporary interpretation of traditional construction methods.