Sat on the flanks of Farleton Knott, close to Hutton Roof, our client’s home is the epitome of a traditional farmhouse in the Lune Valley area, a region which stretches from the Eden Valley to Morecambe Bay, from the edge of the Lakes to the Yorkshire Dales.
An extensive renovation project, the family in question undertook their very own ‘grand design’ project when they embarked on extending and modernising their centuries old property, even to the extent of living for nearly two years in a static caravan in the garden!
Typically, properties of this style and age are quite dark thanks to the thick stone walls and relatively small windows; beautiful yes, but not always the most welcoming and light living spaces. The ingenious idea by the client was to incorporate the outside as a feature of the interior and hatched the plan for a a glass atrium that would span between their home and the adjoining property.
As well as allowing natural light to flood into the kitchen and main reception area, the atrium afford space for a new staircase to the first floor.
With a beautifully aged and weathered wall (once exterior, now shielded from the elements), the classic juxtaposition of robust engineered steel and clean oak treads pulled the whole concept together.
“We were absolutely delighted with the end result.” explain Craig Nelson, Managing Director at CN Metalworks, “We never profess to be interior designers of architects, but we were asked to contribute our thinking on how this might all work and the finished staircase is something which we are very proud. The whole look and feel of this lovely family home really feels welcoming, and we are just to happy to have played a small part in the whole project.”