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17th century home, 21st century style

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Located in Norfolk, Cringleford Hall is a Grade II Listed home that was built mostly during the 17th century. Thanks to Hudson Architects, the home has been updated to exceed 21st century living requirements.  This has been done through the introduction of a garden pavilion, replacing the existing conservatory. A new dining room and living area are housed inside, which open completely out onto the stunning landscape that surrounds the property. You can see that old and new have been married together with great success, creating a home that has an entirely new and improved relationship with the outdoors and internal living spaces. Take a look…

A period home extension

You'd never think that such a modern extension would merge together so well with a Grade II Listed home. But as you can see, the transparent, sensitive nature of the new living space inside the garden pavilion, blends seamlessly into both the landscape and the existing home.

The garden pavilion

From this angle, we can see the new extension up close. The full-height glazed doors pull all the way back so that the internal spaces can feel level with the outdoors. The dining room has an almost alfresco type feel now, covered only by the roof which hardly makes it feel like it's inside at all.

Framing a view

From the inside looking out, you can fully understand why the the architects chose to orientate the windows of the property facing outwards to the view. The luscious green landscape acts as living art, negating the need for wall hangings. The colour and material palette of this space has been left muted, allowing the scenery to take centre stage.

A rustic style kitchen

Rustic style kitchens are one of the most popular designs of today, and it's not hard to see why. Mixing warm wooden elements with stunning material textures gives the space a new, yet homely feel. We can see a touch of industrialism poking through, via the choice of low-hung lights and polished steel fridge and cooktop. We absolutely love how the kitchen island hugs the adjoining table, creating a relationship between the areas where the food is prepared and eaten.

Open plan dining area

Given that the living area in the new extension has a fluid and open nature, it comes as no surprise that the kitchen and dining area would provide the same experience. Older homes have the tendency to be compartmentalised, with rooms being separated by partitions or walls. In this instance, the rooms which are conducive to sociability have been totally opened up to one another so that interaction between family members, occupants and guests can be had.

To see another period property with modern rear extension, check out the following ideabook: 

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