Discover this contemporary extension on a traditional stone cottage built for under £500k

A timber cladded home with wall to ceiling windows
The extension uses a range of materials to provide comfort and warmth to the house such as handmade terracotta pamment tiles, red western cedar, and Douglas fir infill panels (Image credit: RIBA)

In Devon's picturesque landscape, a remarkable transformation has unfolded as this stone cottage has undergone an incredible timber-frame extension.

Despite its unassuming size, this extension "vastly improved the usability and flexibility of the existing cottage" as well as the eco-performance of the cottage with its contemporary innovation and use of interesting materials.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.