We wanted to create a family home that borrows warmth from its owners and their existing c.1900 cottage by proposing a timber volume above that’s both conversational and deferential. By opening the front room whilst maintaining its original gable, we have allowed this element to shine and serve as a key visual anchor for the elevation and elements beyond. To the south, a double height setback provides façade articulation and cover, whilst also allowing an original timber arch to be exposed and serve as the entry