House Extension, Greenside, Flaxton, York.

Mixed Modern & Traditional Rear House Extension, to a Listed Building in the Conservation Area.

Greenside is a Grade II listed building which lies within the Flaxton Conservation Area. The client wanted additional living space for their growing family. In order to preserve the original ‘asset’ of the farmhouse detailed negotiations and discussions with the Planning Authority led to securing the approval of a sensitively designed house extension scheme which more than doubled the amount of ground floor living space.

To achieve this, some small lesser quality out-buildings to the rear were demolished and replaced with two splayed enclosing arms of sympathetic traditional construction framing a central lightweight contemporary house extension.

This lightweight and transparent infill extension opened-up views from within the home to connect it with the extensive sunny rear paddock whilst preserving the identity & character of the existing farmhouse. By leaving the existing rear brickwork wall exposed internally with a full length frame-less glass slot roof-light created between the two to emphasise the junction between the two elements.

mbo architects provided a full range of architectural services in the design and execution of the house extension, remodelling of the Grade II Listed Building in the conservation area.

A high quality of construction has been achieved blending traditional construction which exceeded minimum standards in conjunction with highly thermally efficient and extremely slender sight line aluminium framed glazing system has been specified with a carefully detailed slender depth linking flat roof section incorporating high performance insulation to further reinforce the ephemeral character of ‘not quite touching’ the existing farmhouse to give the sense that it could easily be removed with little or no impact damage to the original listed building.

If you are looking for house extension architects, why not get in touch with us today, we would be happy to advise and work through a design that fits your needs and within your budget. As extension architects, providing a full range of architectural services, mbo architects York believe that every home extension can make a positive statement and improve the usability for the occupiers. Should have any questions or simply need a bit of advice, why not call us today on 01904 690500, we'll be happy to assist in any way we can. Learn more about our home extension architectural services here

Listed Building Extension - Flaxton - York by mbo architects York UK


Flaxton, York

mbo architects

mbo architects

Established over 30 years ago in the ancient walled city of York, mbo are traditional architects with surprisingly open minds and modern outlook on design. Being Client focused, results driven always generating value for our clients.

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