Ivy House

 This farmhouse, owned by a renowned restaurateur, underwent careful restoration, preserving original elements and employing traditional materials. Collaboration with architects ensured adherence to conservation practices, evident in features like the retained wavy ridge line, open eave, timber boarding, and barn doors used as shutters for the main glazed screen. Behind these barn doors, the glazed screen and double entry doors are revealed. Repair efforts aimed to retain historic fabric, allowing some lean to maintain the original character. Hip rafters indicate the building’s evolution from 3 to 4 bays. Precise detailing at eaves and verges involved applying sprockets over insulation to recreate the ‘open eave,’ as the original rafter feet were concealed in the build-up. Preserving historical integrity remained paramount throughout the restoration.

Architect: Sproson Barrable Architects

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