Our work commenced in 2003 to prepare an overall master plan for the country house estate centred on the Grade 2* listed house and included designs for individual estate buildings to serve guests.
The formal approach towards the main house from the back entrance was re-addressed. The symmetry of an existing courtyard was enhanced by introducing formal gates and by designing a new building to mirror an existing cottage located immediately opposite. Adjacent to the house, new sweeping stone stairs were designed to descend to the basement either side of a central bridge spanning from the courtyard to a new opening on the ground floor.
Internally the house was completely refurbished and re-planned in accordance with the clients brief. This included the transformation of the entire basement from what had previously been a damp storage area, into a multi-media room, laundry, storage and staff accommodation. Throughout the house a high level of traditional joinery detailing was applied to each room.