Kitchen and Garden Room Extension
Rookery Farm is a late 16th century traditional house with an internally exposed timber frame. Traditional materials including pantile and oak boarding were used, but with a modern twist. The exposed green oak frame was punctured by large openings of glass, to allow the gardens and ponds to the south become a part of the exterior and interior space. The modern interior has raised cord trusses, formed with oak struts and stainless steel wire ties.
When initially looking at the building, the detailing seems simple, but the green oak frame is restrained by stainless steel flitches, making sure the minimal tolerances within the sliding glass panels are not compromised. The glass panels can also disappear into pocked created within the structure of the wall. The building is highly insulated.
A high degree of technology is used in the building, with lighting and heating control and concealed electric blinds, all of which can be operated remotely if required.
The original kitchen which is housed in a 20th century extension has been removed and replaced with a small children’s study and enclosed boat room together with laundry and cloak facilities, all tucked away neatly.