This grade 2 listed house that had been heavily altered and adapted in the 1970’s with a poor quality 1980’s conservatory, too cold in winter too hot in summer. Re–imagining the stair arrangement created a vertical space linking the 3 stories of the house with a steel and wooded stair. The interior was adapted and modernised with the creation of a modern kitchen extension linked to a dinning room and sitting area. This new element was conceived to take the traditional building materials found in the area and re-imagine them for the 21st century. An open joint stone wall, reclaimed stone slate roof, oak, lead and high performance glazing all brought together in a minimal wall that provides overhangs to prevent overheating during summer, whilst creating an almost outdoor cooking experience.