Scott Donald Architecture’s Frog Castle extension is a masterclass in how to blend old and new. The clients’ original property is a large period property originally built in 1860 in Cheshire; Scott Donald Architecture worked with the brief to create additional living space in the form of a contemporary extension while not detracting from the period detailing of the main body of the house.
Contrasting the substantial main body of the house with a light, glass-clad extension, Scott Donald Architecture intelligently compare the two structures, instilling them with a sense of anachronistic harmony. As well as pairing the new extension with the older main body, Scott Donald Architecture used the same stone within and outside of the new extension in order to blend the interior and exterior when the floor to ceiling windows are open.
This graceful extension shows that with restrained design and understanding of contrasting styles, old and new can be brought together as one.
Photography by Daniel Hopkinson
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