Gamekeeper's Cottage

West Yorkshire

The extension and remodelling of a former Gamekeeper's Cottage on a historic West Yorkshire estate to renovate the property for modern living and a growing family.

The existing detached house was part of the former Wighill Park estate and enjoys a secluded countryside location with far reaching views towards the Wharfe Valley and beyond. After many alterations and extensions over the years the house today is very different from the original building in both size and materials, and as such were in need of consolidating to create a uniform architectural style and appearance.

The proposals for the house were to create relatively modest extensions to the rear of the property which would not only create additional accommodation but improve the appearance of the rear elevation. Extensions were created by altering the roof line and creating more space on the First Floor without increasing the footprint of the property. The new elements pick up on the 'Arts and Crafts' theme of existing components, creating additional roof line interest and variety, complimenting and integrating with the style of the existing house.

Inside, the extension to the property allows for a grand kitchen space befitting of the country style of the house and its history, also taking full advantage of the picturesque views through an abundance of glazing to the room. On the First Floor the additions to the accommodation allow for generous En-suite bathrooms to each Bedroom, as well as refitting the existing Bathrooms to the property to create a luxurious and stylish floorplan throughout.