A Grade II* listed country house had suffered neglect and had poor quality alterations within the last 10 years, which had left the building in a poor state of repair. The local authority had served nine enforcement notices which were all still in force when the house was purchased by its current owners. Over a period of two and a half years, they set about its restoration with the assistance of NJ Architects
The work involved rectifying modern intrusive repairs, modifying some of the more incongruous alterations, works to comply with the enforcement notices and restoration of detailing appropriate to this 17th and 18thcentury house. The result has been the enhancement of the building’s character whilst research and recording has led to a far greater understanding of the historical development of the building and landscape setting.
NJ Architects are currently progressing further phases, including alterations to the 18th Coach House, new outbuildings, courtyard gardens and Ha Ha. Plans are also being explored for landscape features including a new reflecting pond and a horizon eye-catcher.