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AR Design Studio completes out-house extension

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Winchester-based AR Design Studio has submitted this refurbishment and extension to the servants’ quarters of a manor house in Hampshire into this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards

The outbuilding has been renovated and remodelled to create a ‘more manageable’ house for the owners of the main house to move into.

At the rear of the property a glazed extension, that opens onto the garden and contains an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, has been added into the space created by the ‘C-shape’ of the building.

In the original outhouse the existing layout has been rationalised; vertical voids were cut through the house to unite the cellar, ground and first floors and redirect the flow of the house to naturally draw the user towards the new glass space at the heart of the home.

The house has four large double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master suite has its own walk-in wardrobe and views overlooking the garden and the top of the glass extension below.



Click on the image to see the full-size ground floor plan

Project data

Start on site Aug 2011
Completed Nov 2012
Gross internal floor area 300m²
Total cost £250,000
Procurement Traditional
CO2 emissions 24.24kg/m2/year
Architect AR Design Studio
Client Private
Main contractor Mike Jacobs Builders

Retrofit Award categories

Specific requirements for each category can be found at the links below:

Civic & community (eg town halls, neighbourhood centres, court buildings, swimming pools and sports facilities)

(eg museums, galleries, theatres, libraries and concert halls)

(eg surgeries, clinics, hospitals, hospices, fitness centres)

Heritage pre-1945
(listed buildings of any type) - sponsored by Szerelmey

Heritage post-1945
(listed buildings of any type)

Higher education
(eg college and university buildings)

(to include hotels, spas, cinemas, casinos) - sponsored by ISG

House pre-1945
(single dwelling) - sponsored by Miele

House post-1945
(single dwelling) - sponsored by Stonegres

Housing pre-1945
(eg apartment blocks, whole streets/areas, multi-location portfolio)

Housing post-1945
(as above)

(any size)

(eg supermarkets, department stores, shopping centres)

(to include infant, primary and secondary schools)

Retrofit of the Year (to be chosen from the category winners)

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