CHARTERED ARCHITECTS
FRANCIS JOHNSON AND PARTNERS

Restoration and Additions

Farmhouse in Cumbria

This house in Cumbria was created by adding a new wing to an existing farmhouse. The new wing is classical in detail; the main door has a rusticated surround after James Gibbs. The wing is linked to the rest of the house by a square tower with a Venetian window and pyramidal roof. This tower contains the stairs and has a domed ceiling.

The extensions are of local pink sandstone. The asymmetrical form of the house evokes old country houses that have grown from mediaeval pele-towers.