Project Description

Green Dod was built by an architect for his family’s occupation and remained unchanged for nearly 40 years until the death of his widow. The building was designed in a ‘Brutalist’ style popular in the early 1970’s and is a fairly unique building in the Lake District National Park. Our clients purchased the property in early 2010 and wanted to work with the architectural language of the building to update and extend the accommodation. The project took place in two phases. The initial phase was concerned with refurbishing the existing building, creating an enlarged kitchen and renewing bathrooms and services. The second phase extended the house to create additional space to the Living Room, a large terrace, and a Master Bedroom suite. The new extension was designed to use existing materials and architectural forms. A zinc sheet roof, detailed to match the existing roof, anodised aluminium cladding and windows, galvanised steel balustrades and steps, and battered dressed slate walls were all chosen to complement the existing building fabric. Project Completed: 2011