Rather than offer our own description of our work at Sawyers farm we here reproduce the statement of the Chairman of Maldon and Districts judging committee for design and conservation awards:
" Sawyers is an isolated farmhouse, dating from the eighteenth century, and listed grade II. The award is for the conversion of a nineteenth century outbuilding, connecting it to the house and for the holistic re-planning of the site and its buildings. The designer of the project has explained that the aim was to create a ‘cohesive family house with a contemporary interior built entirely to support the idea that historic buildings can play host to modern amenities and furnishings’. The judges were struck, when visiting the property, by the harmonious relationship between historic features and a strikingly modern aesthetic."
"An old red brick outbuilding, at one time used as pigsties, has been converted to provide additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room. It has been connected to the main house by a partially-glazed link which continues as a glazed corridor along one elevation. The judges agreed that this is an elegant but bold contemporary addition to the historic site.
Memorable internal features include a new bespoke staircase in the farmhouse and the use of reflective polished concrete for the floors in the extension. The whole scheme is complemented by thoughtful garden design and sensitive new boundary treatments."