Listed House

A Grade II Listed House in the Cotswolds AONB

This Grade II listed house in the Cotswolds was previously a scattered and unloved collection of buildings. We brought the pieces back together, putting the new kitchen where there had been a Dairy for milking cows and connecting the house with a brightened staircase and entranceway.

Moving the staircase into the old dining room allowed us to improve the bedrooms and main living room, and make the route from the new kitchen to upstairs much shorter.

The design carefully stitches the old dairy and the house together. A deep well was found during construction and was carefully incorporated to sit right in the doorway into the kitchen under a structural glass cover. Watch your step!

Project Images

Hallway Video Visualisation

Before and After Plans
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The ground floor has been completely reconfigured to provide a much larger ‘Living Room’ at the front of the property. The historic inglenook fireplace has been ‘dug out’ and repaired. Staircase is moved into the old cramped dining room. What was a shop attached to a dairy at the back of the house is now the impressive kitchen-dining wing with Glass Box addition in the south facing garden.

Moving the staircase to open up the ground floor also allowed us to improve the bedrooms and reduce the corridor space. A new staircase gives access up into the huge attic. The roof above the kitchen was removed and re-insulated, allowing us to expose the historic oak structure on the inside.

A new master bedroom suite with a giant walk in wardrobe and ‘glass box’ ensuite in the attic creates a real ‘wow factor’ master bedroom. (Currently under construction)

About Me  

Architecture should be uplifting and memorable, it should feel permanent and durable. It should be relevant to its place, framing key views and oriented to the climatic conditions, bringing natural light deep within. I am committed to producing unique and memorable spaces and are a delight to inhabit.

Tom Parsons is an ambitous and creative young architect with a growing portfolio of impressive extensions, renovations and new homes. 

Prior to working alone Tom gained experience at award winning design-led architecture practices in London. At Panter Hudspith Architects, a practice known for designing sensitive additions to historic contexts, Tom worked on the RIBA and RICS award winning redevelopment of the Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre. Following this Tom worked on the large West Grove South ‘mixed-use’ development in Elephant and Castle. West Grove South was a finalist for the ‘Best Large Housing Development’ Brick Award and received a Commondation for the ‘Urban Regeneration’ Brick Award.

At ‘Grand Designs’ famous Carl Turner Architects Tom lead a hands-on build of the an office fit out project and then the technical design of a large new build home on a back-land site in Hove. At Burgess Architects Tom was brought in as project architect for a new-build timber frame eco-house in Horsham and a high-spec loft conversion project in Fulham. Tom also worked on a series of other unique residential projects in South London and heritage settings in Dulwich.

Tom recieved a Distinction at The Royal College of Art, the world’s number one art and design university, and was tutored by the Jamie Fobert Architects, award winning architects of the Tate St Ives and current National Portrait Gallery redevelopment. Tom was also tutored by digital fabrication researcher Guan Lee, film maker Clara Kraft and Satoshi Isono of Universal Design Studio at Grymsdyke Farm.

Prior to the RCA Tom recieved a First Class BA(Hons) Architecture from The University of Sheffeld and completed his professional accreditation at the University of Westminster.

Tom has taught Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts and The University of Sheffield at Post Graduate Level.

After four and a half years growing a portfolio of work as a self-employed ‘sole trader’, Tom has establised T Parsons Design Ltd in September 2021

T Parsons Design Ltd.
Company number 13615293

07855 140502

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The Biscuit Factory
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