Architect Bala North Wales | Rhys Llwyd Davies

Taldir Coach House

Rhys Llwyd Davies was asked to act as architect for the conversion of this historic Coach House into a contemporary home.  There have been many hurdles, including providing an alternative home for the resident bat population but contruction work was completed in October 2010.

The design aims to maintain the character of the Coach House as much as possible, while providing a contemporary living space. A small extension is included for the southern end of the building, delicately nestled underneath the overhanging canopy to allow the dominance of the stone piers to remain while differentiating the old from the new. The one column is left free standing, while the wall passes behind the other to gently reach out beyond the line of the existing roof canopy. The effect is emphasised by the consistent use of material and the positioning of the windows on either side of the column. Keeping the extension within the general footprint of the existing building retains the relationship between the Coach House with it's surroundings. Internally, a double height space is provided for the main living room, with a bridge structure spanning across the void to provide access to the guest bedroom.