Arc Architects

In re-building this ruined 18th century cottage, the idea was to create a new house that retained the memory of the old one, but was suited to modern living and related to the strong local landscape characteristics.

The old stone walls were repaired with lime and a new green oak frame inserted to carry the pantiled roof. Large roolights spill light through the open planned spaces, contrasting with smaller, shady nooks.

A number of experimental techniques were used in this project, including woven willow and birch internal screens, a tent-like paper ceiling and double glazed windows using old crown glass.

The walls inside are lime plastered and finished with limewash gauged with marble dust to give a greater luminance and texture.