Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Pulham Farmhouse

A contemporary addition to this working 1950's farmhouse breathes a new lease of life into the young family home

Set within 100 acres of the beautiful rolling hills in the Devon countryside, this 1950s working farmhouse needed a breath of new life to transform it into a modern family home.

The original house – a hardworking and practical home for decades – was in much need of modernisation to improve its thermal performance, as well as updating its living spaces for contemporary family life. The integrity of the existing house has been retained to provide practical and comfortable spaces for an office, laundry, play room and snug.
The new addition re-orientates the house to the view and creates a generous family home that extends to an external terrace for indoor/outdoor living.

Project details

Materiality

Selecting the material palette for the exterior of this much loved family farm was critical to the success of this project. We wanted to envelope the existing rendered building in something texturally rich that would reflect the heritage of the place and respond well to the rich context of surrounding barns. In 3D renders we explored a range of options from slate and brick to stone and timber ultimately choosing a charred timber and local stone

Craftmanship

Bringing the façade to life the local stonemasons wrapped the façade in the beautiful warm tones of this stone sourced from Mid Devon.

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