A farm house from the 17th century, with a low ceilinged storage area under the roof and a barn, wer to be converted into a holiday home for a married couple, who were artists, and their guests.
The ground floor was to become a multiple use area comprising a kitchen and dining area. A living room and two bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom were planned for the first floor. The living room was to be situated in wht had been the old storage area and the roof was raised. A row of windows were installed that respected the facade of the house in their size and spacing. A skyplight was inserted into the roof. All windows including the French windows had folding shutters mounted to the inside.
After it had been verified that the old stone walls were in perfect condition the old facades were exposed.
The roof and all the ceilings were reconstructed and with a few exeptions the iterior walls were re-plastered with lime. Throughout the house under floor heating was laid under the hand polished cement screed and on the ground floor a new fireplace was built around the existing chimney.