The centre block of an 1890s house was extended by two enormous wings in the 1920s. Various landscape additions were also made including a curious bridge to the front door of the house, built to conceal a service access route. In the 1960s the large country house estate was carved up and much of it sold off, including the former main access drive. This resulted in enormous confusion in the layout of the site where the principal approach arrived at the service side of the house and the bridge concealed the front door from visitors. Various poor quality additions were constructed onto the house for garages and stores.
Starting in 2012 we obtained a series of Planning and Listed Building consents for internal alterations and new extension wings for a family garden room and spectacular new swimming pool. A separate application for a dramatic new landscape scheme, including removal of the bridge and reinstatement of the 1890s domed entrance portico succeeded through careful negotiation with the planning authority.
To date the bridge has been removed, new portico added and the landscape works implemented; also, a new garden room wing has been built. The pool wing is yet to proceed. Overall the house and its setting have been spectacularly transformed.