OCR Architecture recently submitted for planning and listed building consent, a replacement extension and internal remodel of a grade II listed cottage in Irsha Street, Appledore. We propose using a charred larch to the facade to juxtapose the existing white cottage. Our brief was to maximise light and space, and the proposal involves a double height void within which overlooks the well and water beneath.
The existing building had been under maintained for a many years and had revived a number of piece meal additions that detracted from the original quality of the cottage and resulted in poorly planned and used spaces. OCRA approach was to suggest the removal of many of the post 1980’s works to strip the original cottage back to and celebrate the features that remain. As part of this work OCRA suggested the removal of a small area of the first floor to create a double height space to the rear of the property focused around the well. This enabled us to celebrate the unique feature of the well and allow significantly more light into the cottage space.
To the rear a single storey vaulted extension is proposed to replace the current structures. This space will house the new kitchen diner that will open out to the garden allowing a greater connection to the previously unused space.
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