Remodelling and extension of a Grade II-listed, austerity-era home in a sensitive greenbelt setting.

Private client
Welwyn North, Hertfordshire
310m2

  • Listing of house and greenbelt context led to sustained, intense planning process
  • House is rare example of post-war suburban housing typical of the austerity period
  • Debate evaluated ‘like for like’ replacement against reinterpreted elements ‘in the spirit of’ the original
  • Extension is sculptural, clay-tiled pavilion sitting in composition with original house and annexe
Visual Internal space
Visualisation Patio door option
Visualisation Showing how the green landscape penetrates through the building
Proposed layout Internal spaces
Proposed layout Internal spaces
Planning roof study
Greetings from Welwyn North Postcard featuring Pennyfathers
Link development
Link development
Link development
Overlay Visuals over existing landscape
Models Built within the surrounding landscape
Model development Interior and exterior
Model development
Model making
existing building Elevation
Visualisation In context
Visualisation In context
Initial Concept Models Using a site model with the surrounding context to test massing options.
Sunlight analysis
Initial sketch
Building plans Taken from the RIBA Journal
Initial sketch
Site Overview The existing house and it's landscaped context.
Treescape analysis
Site plan Showing abundant vegetation
The Existing House
The Existing House
Existing building With plenty of foliage
Existing building
Existing building
Existing building
Existing Building More of those lovely views
Existing building Plenty of green views to retain
Aerial site plan
Existing building

Pennyfathers