The site is located on a traditional farmhouse in Fife, at the end of a long private driveway in an enclosed ‘walled garden’ setting within the main farm grounds.

The main farmhouse building has had a number of extensions over the years to the North, resulting in a real mix of styles, materials, roof designs etc. The kitchen/dining space has minimal connection to the garden and also suffers from having a change of level half way through the space.

The new extension creates a large space which faces south with large glazed gable to connect the space to the garden whilst also protecting the extension from the farm track (and traffic) on the west. To the north a large kitchen (with larder tucked beside the utility) is housed in the same space as open plan dining and living spaces. 

Externally the building is clad in stone to match the existing building, with an oak framed slate roof. The desire from the client was to ‘make the extension complementary to the existing farmhouse, and try to blend in and make it look like it was always there.’ This has been achieved both in the materials chosen and the form of the extension. 

The oak frame is exposed on the inside of the extension within the angled ceiling, and the space will be complimented by rooflights on the west elevation and a triangular glazed section on the North Elevation of the extension.

The new extension is a sympathetic addition to a family home, creating a bright spacious open plan space that connects to both the existing farmhouse and the garden.



  • Dundee Institute of Architects: Highly Commended ‘Best Use of Stone’
  • Dundee Institute of Architects: Shortlisted ‘Best House Extension / Alteration’