Architect Paul Langlois opens his 2009 RIBA short-listed Downland Prize property to the public on Saturday 17 July 2010

July 15th, 2010 by Vanessa

Architect Paul Langlois who connected two traditional buildings – a 15th century Guernsey farmhouse and a converted barn, with a double-height, naturally lit and spacious kitchen – dining room, is opening the property to the public between 1 pm and 3 pm on Saturday 17 July 2010.

The home modification was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Downland Prize in 2009,

The light and airy kitchen-dining area took the place of a dark kitchen and a recessed conservatory that was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Paul Langlois created a long skylight to give the family room a light airy feel. (click image to expand)

The modern room catches the sun all day as it faces south.  The high ceiling and the natural ventilation system keep the room comfortable all year round. The protruding curved glass facade provides a view of the botanically rich garden with its pond that promotes biodiversity.

The light and airy family room that connects a traditional Guernsey cottage and a barn into one property (click image to expand)

The property is Perry’s map reference 30 A2.  If you cannot find the property on Saturday afternoon call Paul Langlois on 237316.  For a printable map download this PDF file.

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