The property has Grade II listed status and is set within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Our understanding of the nature of listed buildings and the challenges faced in refurbishing and adapting them meant we were able to identify risks in advance and subsequently set prudent allowances in the budget and programme to deal with them.
High levels of craftsmanship were specified throughout, and our knowledge of and expertise in engaging specialist contractors came to the fore when dealing with numerous bespoke aspects of the build, such as the curved timber conservatory with custom-made geometric patterned roof.
The completed project has completely transformed the property, uniting once disparate parts of the house and seamlessly blending historic parts with new additions, such as a new oval arrival room with bespoke encaustic-tiled flooring. The interior design strategy, inspired by Elizabethan calendar houses, uses striking colour choices whilst the ‘outdoor rooms’ of the landscaped gardens are breathtaking.
Livestock was reintroduced to nearby fields and trees planted to create new framed views of a revitalised farming landscape.