RPA Architects were appointed to design and oversee the renovation of this imposing but totally un-modernised country residence. The building had to be re-roofed in its entirety and windows were replaced throughout. A number of sustainable resource solutions were incorporated including a rainwater harvesting and grey-water recycling system and all mechanical and electrical services had to be replaced.
With all new plant centralised and located at cellar level, the innovative reconfiguration of concealed roof voids provided three new light and airy second floor guest suites at relatively low cost, each connected to a secondary internal stair via a fully glazed link.
Two large glazed lanterns transformed the main staircase whilst contemporary extensions featured thermally efficient glazing together with Bath stone features and zinc roof cladding.