18th Century Georgian Farmhouse

This charming Georgian Farmhouse in North Lancashire was a melee of dark rooms with a small kitchen and a lay-out unsuited to the new owners with their three young children.

Dividing walls were removed and opened up to allow for a large family kitchen incorporating a dining and seating area. A children’s snug was created off the kitchen and the adjoining potting shed remodelled as a boot room and utility area.

The drawing room benefitted from the addition of cornicing, the restoration of a 17th Century fireplace and the unveiling of the original oak floorboards. The six bedrooms were balanced by the addition of three bathrooms.

The brief to design a welcoming and child-friendly home with touches of formality was achieved by the careful combination of robust materials and simple, light colours alongside more elegant grown-up spaces and Georgian interior architecture.