Sharrow Head House
Sharrow Head House is a Grade II listed Georgian structure. It was built as an extension to a substantial older house that was demolished at the turn of the last century. The removal of this original wing has left the house with an unattractive rear elevation that must nevertheless serve as the main entrance front, the approach to which is further compromised by the encroachment of suburban development dating from the Edwardian era.
Our project proposes a new two storey extension to this rear entrance elevation that creates a subtle sense of arrival, draws attention away from the dominating south western boundary and creates a hierarchy between the principle entrance (front door) and secondary service entrance (back door) to the house. The extension also provides generous additional accommodation to suit the needs of a hectic young family with only minimal alteration to the historic structure.
The extension is constructed with a timber frame and clad externally in hand made bricks in sympathy with the soft red Georgian brick of the original house