The Find by Found Associates

May 28, 2020

Natural Extension

It takes vision and a good dose of daring to conceive a minimalist contemporary extension to a grade II listed cottage. Luckily, the architects at Found Associates have abundance of both, creating an exquisite residence which redefines contemporary country living. 

Set in rolling woodlands at the edge of the Cotswolds, the 18th century gamekeeper's cottage oozes traditional charm with its steep gabled roof and honey-hued stone walls. The new extension sits behind the cottage in the form of three interconnected single-storey pavilions. These outsized low-slung blocks could have overwhelmed the delicate features of the cottage. Instead, their understated rectilinear form provide a neutral backdrop against which the cottage, with its pointy roof and tall chimneys, stands proudly. The pavilions are clad in the same Cotswold stone as the cottage and are built into the slope behind it, reinforcing the unity of the buildings further.

Inside, the extension is unapologetically modern and minimalist. An entire pavilion is devoted to an enormous open plan kitchen, dining and living space. The polished concrete floors and ceilings, white plastered walls and discrete recessed lighting are designed to focus your attention on the main attractions: the spectacular views outside, seen through the floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall, and the equally spectacular fireplace inside, large enough to roast a herd of pigs. The extension also houses four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, with another two bedrooms in the cottage, all furnished in a sleek, restrained style. A perfect setting to contemplate the beauty of nature, enhanced by clever architecture.

The Find in Cranham, Gloucestershire is available to rent from Unique Homestays.

 

Links 

Found Associates

Unique Homestays

 

Product Inspiration

Minimise distractions with low slung, minimalist furniture such as the Infinity modular sofa from Stellar Works, the Helsinki table from Desalto and the Soul chair from Pedrali.

Infinity Modular Sofa - Stellar Works - Do Shop    Helsinki Table - White Glass Top - Desalto - Do Shop   Soul Chair - Pedrali - Do Shop

 

Discrete lighting can be impactful too. Try the I-Club wall and ceiling light from LZF, the Mr Tubes floor light from Tonone and the Table Tower table light from Frederik Roije.

I-Club Large Wall & Ceiling Light - LZF - Do Shop   Mr. Tubes Floor Light LED - Tonone - Do Shop   Table Tower Table Light - Frederik Roije - Do Shop

 

Make a statement with a few well chosen accessories such as the Welcome collection of wall accessories from Nomon, the Isole wall shelf from Formae and the Towel Ladder from Menu.

Welcome Collection - Hooks, Shelf and Mirror - Nomon - Do Shop    Isole Wall Shelf - Formae - Do Shop   Towel Ladder - Menu - Do Shop






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