Take a Tour of This Extraordinary Green Extension and Makeover

exterior of house extension
(Image credit: Will Scott)

When Henry and Jacqueline Gummer began their search for a new family home in 2015, they had no intention of tackling a major building project. With a top priority for a home with a rural community feel for their family, the couple struggled to find something which ticked all the boxes. 

After a couple of years spent searching, Henry and Jacqueline found their interest piqued by a Victorian farmworker’s cottage. “Though it was clear the house needed work, we fell in love with it immediately,” says Jacqueline. 

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.