Listed / Heritage
Ivy Farmhouse - Stanhoe
Rebuild of a Farm House. Private client working with Darren Wright of Millthorne Developments.
It is incredibly rare to be allowed to pull down a Listed Building – but we justified that the house was beyond salvage and that the proposed design would deliver not a pastiche replacement but a modern home that respects its setting.
We allowed for a very traditional frontage even preserving the use of flint on the front façade and chalk on the gable end just as the old house did. The barn was completely refurbished into an annexe full of traditional character; old garden walls and outbuildings preserved to stand for many more years.
Manor Farm House - Syderstone
Restoration of Grade II Listed farm house – C18th. Private client working with Darren Wright of Millthorne Developments – the first of two houses we both worked on for clients who commit themselves to investing in preserving the heritage of our County.
This project demanded working closely with the Conservation Officer and a build programme that required the builder to deliver as good as anyone possibly could. More than 20 windows, all timber, some sash, were fully appraised and either replaced with tailored joinery or restored. Of especial interest was the original glazing panels that were carefully recovered and reused where possible.
Norfolk Living -
Another example of commitment from a client who had to throw everything into giving a Listed Building a new life – actually to save it from collapsing!
Formerly The Old Black Horse and also remembered as Cringle’s Antiques, a Grade II listed building which dates from the 17th century with the converted outbuilding, Stable Cottage.
This extensive restoration allowed for not only saving much of the character of the building but for the general public to be able to see it from the inside. The extension in the rear yard and the large roof lantern complement the old building allowing natural light deep into the inner rooms.
The Lighthouse - Hunstanton
Extensive refurbishment including sea facing balcony to the Grade II Listed, iconic lighthouse that has been here since 1840 – a previous one standing there since the 1600s.
A client we have continued to work with on many projects over the years took on the Lighthouse and had turned this into one of the best accommodation units on the Norfolk Coast.
The Old Vicarage -
3 storey extension and orangery to courtyard. Private client. Built with the unique experience of Cedric Hipkin and his team.
The brief was to allow access to all 3 levels of part of the Victorian Gothic house that over the years had been converted into several apartments.
The 3 storey extension is primarily of carrstone with no bricks which required skill and experience of the builder. The 3 storey gothic arch window is something we feel really enhanced quite a sombre looking house. A three storey hard wood stair case is detailed to the same quality as the exterior.