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A square gardener’s cottage, originally associated with an estate, was tucked into a walled garden canopied with trees. Whilst 20th century extensions were dilapidated, the original cottage offered a cosy, if tiny home. A sensitive upgrading was required, extending the living space and kitchen, adding a decent sized bedroom, and an entrance to the house in addition to the kitchen door. The roof pitch over the enlarged kitchen was used to create high level glazing for light and a sense of spaciousness. The timber kitchen units match the external timber, and, together with the extensive glazing help to ‘bring the outside in’. An existing ‘studio/shed’ was retained as a play and music room.