Grow to the sideThe extension to this bothy helped turn it into a house. The timber cladding makes the side addition distinct from the original structure, but both exterior materials have a natural warmth that allows them to work together. The cladding also fits nicely with the building’s tree-filled setting.
Be modern – but sympatheticA black timber finish on this rear extension makes it stand out, and there’s no mistaking that it’s a new structure added to a period home. However, choosing black makes it sympathetic to the surrounding charcoal slate roofs and black guttering, creating a pleasing harmony. Staggering the back wall to mirror the shape of the original house also helps the new-build section look at home.