The Historic village of Farnworth has a long and varied history, architecturally the village has over 800 years of built heritage. Farnworth House represents the transition in the village’s latest architectural evolution. Sited on the former vicarage of St Luke’s Church (Grade II* Listed) the project started as a conversation, how can contemporary architecture sit comfortable between 700 years of architectural history whilst still being of its time and place.
Conceived as part of a wider project (Mullen House) the house is seen as a transition between the adjacent 1930’s semi detected houses and 1970’s houses to the North. Reinterpreting architectural elements such a bay windows, roof dormers recessed doorways. The house evolved to become a modern interpretation of traditional suburban housing stock. Constructed from pre-fabricated SIPS panels the project was built over a reduced time period and completed in under 8 months.