13 Royal Crescent

Montpellier

Cheltenham

GL50 3DA

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RENOVATION | CONTEMPORARY EXTENSION

Miner's Cottage I

The Miner’s Cottages are two c18th cottages located on the High Street in the Somerset village of Pensford. Formerly two cottages, they had been joined together in the 1950s to form a single residence. Design Storey acting, as both architects and developers for the project, had a vision to reinstate the original configuration of the cottages and fully restore them to create two dwellings appropriate for 21st century living.

Conservation Award – RIBA South West 17'

Regional Award – RIBA South West 17'

Readers Choice – Daily Telegraph Awards 16'

Best Renovation – Daily Telegraph Awards 16'

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Our approach was to respect the character and history of the building by conserving original features whilst acknowledging its industrial past. A new dining kitchen was added to the rear this was clad in narrow larch boards, stained coal black, to reflect the mining heritage of the area. Large bifold doors and a deck were added to take advantage of the elevated position and views connecting the cottages to their natural surroundings. Rather than replace features that were missing, we stripped Miner’s Cottage I back to its simple rustic roots and enhanced the original features that remained. The intention was to create a blank canvas for the new owner to tailor to their own requirements.

Before

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Section A-A