Lower Beech Farm

Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire

The carefully matched extension of this Grade II listed thatched farmhouse, to create a bright, spacious country kitchen.

The extension of this Grade II listed thatched farmhouse, to create a bright, spacious country kitchen where every element is carefully considered, both inside and out. Barr Build worked alongside Barr Kitchens for a perfect fit and finish.

Working directly with our client, to the plans of a local architect, Morgan Architectural Designs, the property was carefully extended to remain aligned, both materially and in character, with the original 16thC property and its 18thC lean-to section. Building to the lines of an existing curved stone feature wall, the softly rounded ends and old plain-tiled roof allow the old and new sections to sit perfectly together but whilst remaining distinct entities. Matched brick plinth and lime plasterwork detailing outside, and flagstone floor tiles within, make the extension feel as if it has been part of the farmhouse forever.

“Inside a continuation of the original flagstone tiles and a soft lime plaster finish connect old and new.”
Chris Noonan, Project Lead

Innovative

By extending the property from a section already adapted in the 80’s, the new sympathetically matched structure could be joined without impacting the oldest part of the property and therefore minimising the complicated listed-building planning hurdles.

Functional

Transformed by Barr Build from dark and confined to light and spacious, whilst retaining its country farmhouse charm. Classic Barr Kitchens shaker style cabinetry blends perfectly with the architecture of the space, designed for practical, authentic kitchen living.

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