Architect Andy Ramus has transformed a historic horse stable valid into a up to the moment 3 bed room dwelling.
From the architect
Friday April 5th 1946, on a beautifully decided Spring afternoon crowds cheered because the 25/1 racehorse, “Comely Cottage”, strode triumphantly past the ending post to be crowned winner of the Monumental Nationwide, the United stateslargest horse breeze. Trained by Tommy Rayson and ridden by Captain Robert Petre at the key like minded Aintree Monumental Nationwide breeze since 1940, after the 2nd World Warfare, and the final to happen on a Friday, which had been the tradition since 1876.
That weekend “Comely Cottage” returned dwelling to the little village of Headbourne True, shut to Winchester. He got a hero’s welcome earlier than settling in for a well-earned relaxation within the stables at the Manor Residence where he turned into as soon as housed.
These stables, that were as soon as perfect-attempting and functioning non-public since remained unused and non-public fallen valid into a insist of dilapidation. Fortunately, this Grade 2 listed stable block, steeped in poignant historic persona and myth turned into as soon as no longer forgotten. It has been transformed into an exciting and up to the moment 3 bed room family dwelling by RIBA award a success architects AR Rep Studio.
Apply Director, Andy Ramus, found this portion of disregarded historic heritage while endeavor a spacious scale refurbishment at the Manor Residence and straight away recognised its probably. The crew at AR could perhaps search past its existing rundown insist. There turned into as soon as a decided probably to compose a complicated, up to the moment family dwelling interior the historic context of the building and the picturesque Hampshire nation-insist.
The historic past and persona of the Trusty’s turned into as soon as very noteworthy a driving drive in compose and there could be a firm perception at AR Rep Studio that compose constraints and restrictions can in most cases compose potentially the most fascinating alternatives. The thought that turned into as soon as to buy the present while making any new additions easy and pure in mutter to let the true persona shine. This ends in an innovative map of areas per the Trusty’s existing structure, in mutter to set a lot of the present exposed trees interior walls. These were then cleaned, stripped back and refurbished to expose a stupendous amount of detailing and craftsmanship.
With the present interior walls introduced back to lifestyles, the following job turned into as soon as to expose the Stables valid into a house for the fashioned family and lift it into the hot day. In mutter to appreciate the persona of the property a trim, up to the moment and neutral plan turned into as soon as taken to the comfort of the renovation which juxtaposes completely with the true trees walls, allowing them to face out as items of artwork in opposition to a beautifully easy up to the moment backdrop. A amount of the present facets were refurbished and re-purposed for use within the dwelling atmosphere; the true horse troughs were cleaned and transformed for use as sink basins, the aged horse ties act as towel rings within the bogs and real doors are preserved where imaginable to give a strategy of true duration persona.
The Stables advantages from 3 spacious double bedrooms, with 2 en suite rooms to accompany a mountainous family relaxation room. Being a single storey property with prolonged exact views, the structure turned into as soon as tailor-made and cleave up between sound asleep and residing accommodation with a single constant circulation working through your entire building. The welcoming and mountainous originate-notion kitchen dining map is with ease located at the coronary heart of the dwelling, main into the gentle and roomy lounge which advantages from beefy top glazed doors that originate out onto the sleepy village setting.
The total property is enormous insulated, and the heated polished concrete ground all the design through provides a functional uniformity to the areas in addition as recounting the Trusty’s agricultural historic past. Novel dwelling windows and roof lights fitted all the design through give the total insist a heat, shimmering and trim feel; making a generous atmosphere as a backdrop for a family dwelling.
The executed Stables is entirely transformed from its existing dilapidated situation and is now a wonderfully working family dwelling, bursting with up to the moment trend juxtaposed in opposition to savory duration persona.
Architect: Andy Ramus – AR Rep Studio
Photographer: Martin Gardner