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Latimer – Extensions & Alterations

Updating a 1970’s property, to create a modern family home

Parkfield House was built in 1975 in the old orchard of Latimer House as the accommodation for the commander of the National Defence College and remained, pretty much, untouched until we were approached. The house is located in the Chilterns AONB and is adjacent to the Latimer Conservation Area and several Listed properties.

Our brief was to create a modern, open-plan, 5 bedrooms family home, to make the most of natural light and wonderful views.

The interior layout was rationalized to do away with as much wasted circulation space as possible, plus we added a new, 2 story extension to the northern end of the property in what was originally the service area and turning circle for the drive. The extension was designed with a simple rectangular footprint; as a way to keep costs down, and was informed by the rather unique architectural language of the existing house.