Old Rectory



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Architects : Austin Design Works Ltd


Grant Hitchcock-Yoo: Design Lead & Project Architect 


Landscape Architect : Austin Design Works Ltd           

Structural Engineer : BTA Structural Design

Contractors : MS Building & Renovation Ltd

Quantity Surveyors : Broadhursts

The brief called for a garden room and an outdoor kitchen to be set within the grounds of a  Grade II listed former Rectory.

The design creates a backdrop for entertaining and a snug for a private retreat. The cedar shingles and lime-morted brickwork add textural interest that helps settle the contemporary form into its organic surroundings, whilst the the use of birch ply creates a contrasting and bright interior highlighting the fabulous views.

The lofty volume created internally echoes that of an imagined open chimney, to reflect the history of the site and its former uses. 


The proposal was refined by working closely with the landscape architect team to ensure a holistic approach to the inside-outside relationship between the natural setting and the built-form.