Foxhill House

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This handsome, grade II listed, Georgian farmhouse, built c.1770 sits in large, mature gardens on the outskirts of Liverpool.

Our clients have lavished much love on this building and were keen to add much needed living space to accommodate the needs of their growing family, whilst also wanting to better connect the house and garden. Understandably with a building of this architectural quality, they were very keen that any addition should protect and preserve the character of this wonderful old structure.

The solution was the addition of a single storey orangery along the south east elevation, which will provide a large, bright new living space with easy access to the heart of the house. The orangery also connects the house and garden together in a way that wasn’t possible before, by providing a series of framed views of the grounds through the near full height windows.

The architecture of the orangery uses sandstone, carefully sourced from Cumbria to match the existing, to celebrate the openings and to form a sculpted sandstone coping around the top of the walls. Whilst the inclusion of a large lantern light in the centre of the roof ensures that the whole of the room is flooded with natural light throughout the day.