Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

This stunning conversion of a redundant pig sty has recently been completed. Designed by Stanton Andrews Architects, the dilapidated structure was fully stripped back allowing the contemporary interventions to be inserted and airy extensions added.

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Environmental considerations were at the forefront of the design, incorporating high levels of insulation and performance glazing throughout.  External walls were clad with an insulated render system helping to minimise heat loss whilst also providing a crisp, modern appearance.

Inside, there is a generous family room at the heart of the plan. The kitchen acts as a congregation hub around which family and friends can sit and chat.  A separate lounge and study provide more intimate and private accommodation. Super-large windows provide fabulous views across the Lancashire countryside.


Working with an existing building can bring a series of challenges – with this project the overall height was limited requiring the clever use of internal volumes.  Stanton Andrews embraced this challenge, wherever possible opening up the ceilings through to the roof, providing double height spaces and extended internal views.


If you are interested in designing your next project and helping to turn your ideas into reality then contact Stanton Andrews Architects.  We would be happy to arrange a free consultation to talk you through the process.

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