De Matos Ryan has renovated and extended Home Farm, a Grade II listed country house estate in Gloucestershire, bringing it up to date for 21st century living.
Comprising an eight gabled main house and two outbuildings, Home Farm is set in a landscape neighbouring a Grade I listed Church in the Cotswolds. Dating from the 16th Century, the house had suffered considerable neglect over many years and required complete refurbishment.
De Matos Ryan has remodeled the main house and added a contemporary garden pavilion that consolidates the estate whilst housing a new open-plan kitchen and living room. The low-level pavilion cuts into a sloping hillside with a glazed link to a converted open barn shelter and a hidden ‘underground’ link to the main house.
The refurbishment included restoration of the original internal exposed stonework and timber framed lath and plaster walls and ceilings and extensive repairs to the original lime mortar repointing. New modern staircases, bathrooms, doors and joinery were treated as distinct ‘furniture’ like elements and linings inserted into the original spaces. Throughout, natural local materials of the highest quality were selected to match the existing setting; the chosen natural limestone and oak will weather and age to integrate in amongst the adjacent structures.
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