Preston Annex

The Annex at Preston is a sympathetically deconstructed and reinstated outhouse building. Once a 'Wash House' in the 18th century, the idea was to deconstruct and rebuild on the original footprint, and create a compact and bijoux, barn-like annex where the clients Parent's could retire. The main house is Grade II listed and in a conservation area.

The barn is timber framed, incorporating the original brick structure and old timber beams. The space comprises of a large double bedroom, with french doors leading out on to a gravel seating area. We created and installed bespoke joinery to the wardrobes and over bed storage. The open plan living area and kitchen is a bright space with quirky windows to let in as much natural light as possible. The shaker style kitchen is by Howdens, however we adapted the design by fitting a large granite chopping block in the timber worktops. The bathroom leads off the living area and houses a bath with shower, WC and basin with vanity unit. The unvented hot water cylinder is located in a bespoke cupboard which also acts as a hot cupboard. The space is modest, so utilising as much as possible was a necessity! There is a mezzanine level above the kitchen, which will eventually house a small home office. The stable door in the kitchen leads out to a small courtyard and access to the main house. The annex is fully insulated and has a beautiful Welsh Slate roof, as per Conservation requirements. All windows are slimline double glazed units and hand crafted in our workshop. 

Internally, walls have been painted an off-white to keep the space bright and airy. Neutral, plush carpet follows on from the living room to the bedroom and an oak -effect vinyl has been laid in the kitchen. The use of Oak doors ties in with the raw materials - such as the rustic (original) brick wall in the living room, the original dark timber beams and the use of wooden worktops, creates a modern rustic feel to the annex.  

The overall footprint of the annex is 70 square foot and is ideal for the elderly couple. It is stylish yet practical - and all being on one floor means that it is accessible and comfortable. The building itself is attractive and blends in with the historical surroundings - and it does look like it's been there forever!

The clients have a cozy and luxurious blank canvas to make their mark on with furniture and soft furnishings - we hope they will be very happy there!     

Exterior
Exterior
Bedroom Storage
Bedroom Storage
Bedroom Storage
Bedroom Storage
Oak joinery - Wardrobes
Oak joinery - Wardrobes
Oak Joinery
Oak Joinery
Bedroom
Bedroom
Window Furniture
Window Furniture
French Doors
French Doors
Window Joinery
Window Joinery
Over Bed Storage
Over Bed Storage
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom Interior
Bathroom Interior
Basin + Vanity
Basin + Vanity
Sanitaryware
Sanitaryware
Compact WC
Compact WC
Skylight in Bathroom
Skylight in Bathroom