A disability-friendly annexe to a detached property

This project in a South Northamptonshire village is situated within a conservation area, and contains a stone wall deemed to be a heritage asset that contributes to the local character.  While not listed itself, the property lies within the vicinity of numerous listed buildings that make up a distinct local vernacular, recognisable by the attractive use of orange ironstone.  The proposal is for a self-contained annexe, with a link to the existing house, that makes the most of the garden.

The northern and western boundary walls are of particular heritage interest and thus the eastern wall of the annexe will be heavily glazed so that a visual connection with these walls is maintained from the garden.  The road-facing part of the annexe will look very traditional, with ironstone walls and a tiled, pitched roof, while the rear of the annexe will be much more contemporary, with a flat roof and large glazed wall.  This will allow the occupants to make the most of the light and space available to them, while not disrupting the historic character of the village.


  1. Site plan
  2. Approach view
  3. View of glazed East wall
  4. North and South elevations
  5. East and West elevations
  6. Ground floor plan
  7. Internal view of the ‘continuous’ stone wall