Discover this gravity-defying cantilevered extension to a listed gatehouse

cantilevered extension to traditional house with brick and flint cladding
(Image credit: Will Pryce)

A special building like this requires an equally extraordinary extension — and that's what has been achieved thanks to stunning cantilevered addition, designed by Paul Archer Design.

The gatehouse was commissioned by Lord of Lovelace around 1860. However, over time, the Grade-II listed building had become obsolete, and was eventually converted into the family home. Despite its wow-factor exterior, it's floorplan didn't best lend itself to 21st-century living, so the brief from the present homeowners was for more usable space to accommodate their young family.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.