Following a disastrous fire in which an earlier house was almost completely destroyed, we designed this new house rising from the footprint of the old. Fenestration of the house derives from its 18th century design, though two semi-circular brick bays have been added to allow panoramic views of the Wye valley.
Internal replanning maximises usable space while maintaining appropriate proportions for the rooms. Timber panelling, windows and doors are detailed to reflect the original Georgian period of the house. Bricks salvaged from the fire, secondhand slates and oak boards, were used wherever possible in the reconstruction.
- Georgian Group Award: Restoration of a Country House