Great Ayton, North York Moors National Park

Residential remodelling, renovation, extension and garage



The project out Southbrook entails the extension and remodelling of an existing vernacular stone dwelling, that has been subject to a number of previous extensions and alterations within its lifetime.

As a family home, the architectural response to the site, the existing dwelling and the design brief was initially a process of understanding which spaces are necessary to define the ‘heart of the home’ and then to locate them in such a way that they worked properly to establish a centre of gravity for day-to-day family life in the property.

The two new contemporary designed elements, in the form of an extension and a garage, then work together to provide the necessary spatial accommodation, focus attention on the formal massing of the existing dwelling and to reinforce a sense of arrival at the house.