Planning consent has been granted for an innovative contemporary extension to a curtilage listed Lodge. The building was designed in an early Tudor style in c1859 with a substantial late 20th century extension connected by a glazed conservatory. Whilst Lodges might not usually be substantially extended nowadays, we were able to argue that since earlier unsympathetic extensions and approvals had been carried out, that the proposed plans for remodelling and extension would transform the flow and use of the original lodge in a positive manner. By extending from the lodge at the same floor level rather than accepting the existing stepped level change, the new kitchen diner proposal by Wincer Kievenaar successfully integrates the new and old together, providing a family home which can celebrate both structures.
The scheme is a result of considerable pre-application advice with the council’s planning and design officers allowed planning permission and listed building consent to be gained at the start of 2022. The design proposal remodels and extends the existing angled extension to the lodge, re-using the footings and ground floor structure to provide a new living room facing a new external swimming pool. It solves the balance and circulatory flow issues through a new central kitchen and dining space, which breaks out toward the south facing garden. The design demonstrates an understanding of its local landscape and more intimate character through a contemporary design layout and architectural solution. It proposes high quality materials and finishes, used in a distinctive way which complements the attractive ornamental nature of the original early Tudor design. Roof mounted photovoltaic panels and external wall insulation significantly help improve the energy performance and sustainability of the dwelling.
Another example of a successful gate lodge extension is the award winning Monkey Lodge project.
Proposed Rear Extension and Alteration.
Aerial view of the proposed Lodge Extension
From the approach to principal listed hall, the extension is completely hidden from view to the rear.