Berkshire_ Farley Court
We were approached by the client with an undefined brief. The house sat amongst an impressive garden beside the Grade II Listed Farley Court and its grounds which included ancient Redwood trees and Oak forests.
The Georgian Mansion of Farley Court sits strikingly amongst these ancient trees and gardens whilst our clients house, the old coach house, had little to no architectural merit. Through much dialogue with the client and working alongside the Councils Conservation Architect it was decided that a total readdress of all external elements of the building would be of benefit to the house itself and the wider context.
The addition of a two storey extension to the front of the property created a suitably impressive entrance threshold for the newly remodelled house. Bespoke traditional stone mouldings, columns, lead dormers, lead canopies and traditionally detailed windows set the tone for an elegantly and well-proportioned exterior that unquestionably enhanced the building and its surroundings.
To the rear Studio 1 Architects designed a timber Orangery replacing the existing UPV conservatory. Externally this complemented the rest of the buildings design whilst internally fulfilling the clients desire to have a light filled entertaining space, with direct access to the beautiful gardens.
Internally all rooms were refurbished to a high standard, with bespoke joinery designed by Studio 1 Architects. A bold stone staircase creates a dramatic entrance to the home. The vast open plan layout is split up with the use of glazed Crittal doors. At the heart of the living space is a three side fireplace creating a focal point from kitchen, dining and orangery.