Yardgrove House


Mr and Mrs Bourne


Sturminster Newton, Dorset


Renewal of dilapidated farmhouse

Boon Brown acted as architect and town planners for this elegant home, situated in 10 acres of agricultural land  which originally included a derelict stone farmhouse that had previously been divided into two dwellings. Adjoining the farmhouse was a yard with a traditional barn and agricultural barns formerly associated with dairy farming, surrounded by a number of small paddocks.  The farmhouse had Georgian origins and was sympathetically extended and refurbished to a very high standard to provide spacious family-oriented accommodation arranged over two floors. The new home extends to about 6,500 sq ft with free-flowing accommodation and light, expansive rooms on the ground floor. Upstairs are five principal bedrooms with four bath/shower rooms. Part of the rear wing has been arranged to provide a one-bedroom self-contained annex, which can be occupied independently to the main house with separate access via the rear courtyard.

To complement the main house, a detached garage block with two garages and double car port was constructed of stone under a slate roof.


2015 LABC Southwest Building Excellence Awards | Winner – Best Change of Use of an Existing Building