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Ashbrook House

Project Type

Extension + Renovations




Earls Colne


Concept + Development architect



In the heart of a small Essex village, a 1970s dwelling nestled within a conservation area underwent a thoughtful metamorphosis driven by the aspirations of its owners. The mission was clear—to breathe new life into both the aesthetics and layout while honouring the essence of the surrounding landscape.

Every decision in this transformation was a nod to sensitivity, a dance between modernization and tradition. The careful selection of materials became a pivotal expression of this harmony. Flint, timber, and slates were chosen with precision, reflecting the nuanced hues of the local palette.

Beyond the visual transformation, the layout underwent a renaissance. It now stands as a testament to the art of blending indoor and outdoor living. Views across the countryside become a canvas for the family, seamlessly integrated into every corner of the garden. This isn't just a house; it's a curated experience, an invitation to engage with nature at every turn.

In the heart of the conservation area, this dwelling doesn't impose; it embraces. It tells a story of modernization with respect, a narrative woven with flint, timber, and slates—a story where the past and the present coexist in harmony.

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