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Gooseberry Cottage

The Gooseberry Cottage extension was based on taking the elements that make up a historic cottage and reinterpreting in a way that is relevant to contemporary architecture. The result is a subtle but distinctly contemporary addition to the original cottage that sits harmoniously with the original house.  Traditional cottage features such as stone walls and a pitched, tiled roof have been carefully detailed with expressed joints and zinc edges so as to illustrate that contemporary architecture and cottage vernacular need not be mutually exclusive.


In a challenging area of Green Belt, the proposed extension’s volume was cleverly maximised through a large proportion of it being recessed into the landscape. The extension forms a sheltered courtyard for the enjoyment of the client’s young family, with a glazed zinc bay projecting from it to provide an ideal place for a window seat from which to enjoy the view. In many ways, this project is a prime example of CaSA’s design philosophy put into practice – read more about CaSA’s approach here.

  • Location:
  • Size:
    100 Sq m
  • Key info:
    Contemporary Extension | Green Belt