Le Potager


Winner Jersey Design Awards Best Small Building Extension 2004

Our clients wished to move from the main house into a flat at the end of the existing barn. Once we had established the brief, it became clear that more living space was required than was available in the barn itself and therefore that an extension was needed. Our first meeting with Planning & Environment established that the existing open truss shed should remain and we resolved that the body of the new building should link the barn and the shed.

The new link provides a light and lofty space from which to enjoy the fine countryside views. This was achieved by taking advantage of the natural topography of the land and locating the main living accommodation on the upper floor. The stepped roof gable glazing bathes the main living area in light throughout the day. Stepping from the new link into a country kitchen with Aga, traditional oak kitchen and clay floor tiles reflects the contrast between the original granite barn and the modern, light filled architecture of the living space.