The brief

The owner needed to increase the accommodation for his family in this old farm building set in the gorgeous countryside of Mt. Lyford
Most of the original building was structurally sound but was showing extensive signs of wear and tear

A vaulted ceiling was to be retained and extended along with two new bedrooms a bathroom, en-suite and robe. A new modern kitchen was to be installed with a wood burning Aga range

The design

We wanted to retain the farmhouse style but bring it up to date.

The increased size and slight modification of the footprint triggered the neccessity of a resource consent from Hurunui District Council. This was successfully obtained by Smart Plans

The Result

A country farm-house and a family home that has the accommodation that would put many similar dwellings to shame has provided the owner with a lovely place to bring up his young family