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The Orchard House, Wickham Conservation Area

5 October 2021

Design: AR Design Studio, Architects

Location: Wickham Conservation Area, Winchester, Hampshire, Southern England, UK

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester

Photos by Martin Gardner

The Orchard House, Wickham Conservation Area, Winchester

The Orchard House is a private extension and renovation project, completed in summer 2021 by award winning Winchester based Architects AR Design Studio. Situated within the Wickham Conservation Area, the new addition replaces previous piecemeal developments, opening up and re‐orienting the house back towards its garden.

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester

Built in the 18th Century, this Grade II listed home required a sensitive design approach. The previous conservatory and extensions looked out across a corner onto both the driveway and garden. They were littered with entrances and gave this main elevation a cluttered appearance that masked the original listed property.

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester

The clients approached AR Design Studio after previous discussions with the local council had proved unsuccessful. Throughout the design process, AR Design Studio engaged with the council and their conservation officers to develop a design that would rejuvenate portions of the historic fabric, while creating a new contemporary open plan space that would be more suitable to modern living.

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester

The new extension resolves the existing awkward relationship between the driveway, house and garden, establishing a clear distinction between the three. This is achieved through the use of a new brick wall that encloses the garden and shields it from the driveway.

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester

Between this and the original house the new kitchen and dining space is created with full height glazing that opens out onto the garden. An elegant, steel profiled roof floats above, providing shading to the south and a covered porch to the relocated front door.

Wickham Conservation Area home in Winchester

The material palette chosen is in deliberate contrast to that of the original listed house, ensuring that there is a clear distinction between the new and historic. Timber is used alongside the grey brick and steel roof to soften its appearance and reflect the mature garden into which the extensionleads.

Wickham Conservation Area home in Winchester

This carefully considered addition has breathed new life into this historic home. It reconnects the house to its mature garden and provides a new space for modern living while respecting and enhancing its heritage surroundings.

Wickham Conservation Area home in Winchester

Client Testimonial

We wanted something more than a generic kitchen extension, and despite the relatively small scale of the project, AR’s vision has elevated our property in a disproportionate and hugely positive way. It’s enhanced the way will live in the house as a family and we’re thrilled. Notwithstanding a global pandemic, the fantastic AR team were with us all the way through our journey and come highly recommended.

Wickham Conservation Area home in Winchester

AR Design Studio is an RIBA chartered architect’s practice, based in Winchester, Hampshire, specialising in elegant and imaginative contemporary new homes, extensions, renovations, interiors and multi‐plot developments.

Wickham Conservation Area home in Winchester

AR Design Studio’s architectural expertise and flair has been recognised by winning a number of prestigious industry awards including the British Home Awards 2020, UK Property Awards 2019, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South East Award 2018, the RIBA South West Award 2017 and the American Architecture Award 2017, in addition to being longlisted for Grand Designs House of the Year Award 2018. With a comprehensive knowledge of planning, AR Design Studio has built a stunning portfolio of bespoke residential projects.

Wickham Conservation Area home – Property Information

Architect: Tom Ford, Architectural Designer ; Andy Ramus, Director
AR Design Studio
Calpe House 20 Little Minster Street, Winchester, SO23 9HB, UK
www.ardesignstudio.co.uk ; https://twitter.com/ARDesign_Studio ; https://www.instagram.com/ardesignstudio/

Photographer: Martin Gardner www.martingardner.com

Size:
Existing‐ 304sqm
Demolished‐ 27sqm
Extension‐ 43sqm
Total‐ 320sqm

Consultants and Suppliers:

Engineer: AWA
Contractor: Dell Developments
Brick: Vandermoortel
Cladding: Russwood
Glass: Smartsystems

The Orchard House, Wickham, Winchester images / information received 041021 from AR Design Studio Architects

Location: Wickham Conservation Area, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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