Manor Farmhouse lies on the banks of the River Test in rural Hampshire. The existing 19th century brick and flint house was upgraded with new services and other minor improvements.
A new extension was built, which included the restoration and conversion of an existing dilapidated outbuilding, creating new and large areas for entertaining, additional accommodation for guests and new service areas.
The focus of the new extensions is a large Drawing room with stone fireplace and open timber ceiling. This room functions as a new core to the house, similar to a Great Hall, linking all the lesser spaces around it.
The materials and construction methods used for the new work match those of the existing building but without copying the style or details. The intent was to create a sprawling building which looked as if it had evolved gradually over time.