Located in a Conservation Area on the edge of Lyndhurst this attractive house has parts of the property dating from the 18th to the 19th Century. Although not a listed building it has been identified as a building of local, vernacular or cultural interest. Our client asked Fitzgerald Architecture how we may incorporate a detached garage into the plot in a way that will complement the Heritage house and its setting in the Conservation Area. The house was originally constructed using a cream coloured Beaulieu buff brick which although no longer manufactured, a supply of salvaged bricks was sourced and was instrumental in allowing the new addition to be sympathetic to the architectural form and setting of the original house.
A simple solution has been developed that adopts a pyramid shaped pitched roof above a brick envelope. The detailing of the brickwork responds to the treatment on the existing house and the combination with natural slates forms a pleasing match to the existing materials. Inside, the triangulated timber frame used to create the roof is an attractive bonus to the architectural form of the building.
Planning consent was obtained in 2021