Grade II property, Whitchurch-on-Thames’

This Grade II listed property dates from the late 18th century. The Client wanted an open-plan kitchen-diner, and the brief was analysed according to the Client’s lifestyle and priorities. We recognised an opportunity to enhance the ‘curb-side’ appeal of the property whilst dually creating a new relationship between the dining experience and the entrance patio.
The period features, such as the original fireplace and a concealed beam, were carefully worked into the layout. Listed building consent was required for the enlarged entrance elevation window, the structural works to the uncovered beam, and for all materials used.
The patio was redesigned to create more usable area. The change in levels enabled variation in moveable and integrated seating to be incorporated with a raised planter and places for pots. The previously unsafe and unlit patio steps were reconstructed to include recessed lights and a bespoke handrail crafted by a local blacksmith. The newly formed sash window improves the visual connection between the kitchen and the patio, and conversations can now flow easily between the two.