Flint Cottage, Westmeston

 

Located in The South Downs National Park and Westmeston Conservation Area.

 

The original cottage is diminutive in scale but provided a home and previously formed part of the Old Rectory estate. Its contribution to the Conservation Area lies in its vernacular expression using traditional flint and clay materials.

 

The proposal to extend to the west of the site was informed by the context and sensitivity of the place. The solution to bring the accommodation up to today’s standards to provide three bedrooms and flexible living spaces explores the idea of a ‘shadow’ curved link with a ‘tree house’ to reflect the proportions of the original archetypal cottage.

 

Natural wood fibre insulation is used in the walls, windows and sliding doors are triple glazed and off grid sewerage is processed using a packaged treatment plant.

 

A close dialogue across the team from inception to completion has produced a very attentive bespoke result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

photographs Kris Pawlowski

Sally Williams Architects Ltd

6 East Gardens, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8ST

 

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