This project has now become very typical of the work we are regularly appointed to undertake. Working within a Listed Building and Mews, the scheme involved a double storey basement, infill extensions and creation of a roof terrace, alongside a complete internal refurbishment and restoration of the building fabric and interiors.
Neglected Listed Buildings leave large scope for adaption and restoration. The balance is important, between understanding what remains that is of value within the building and what can be altered to make the house function as a modern home. Restoration in its full sense is not simply the pastiche replication of historic details but returning a grand building to a glorious home.
These spectacular projects have become a speciality of our practice and in each one we see new opportunities and ideas to create wonderful homes – no two are ever the same.
It is a privilege to study the history of these important period homes, understanding them fully in order to propose appropriate amendments and often bold additions, both above and below ground. Creating a unique modern home within an historic shell, the results are always breathtaking.