Georgian Listed Family Residence

When moving her family from Oxfordshire to Warwickshire – Katherine and her team undertook a complete renovation project for her new home – a Georgian Grade II listed country house. The project took 18 months to transform the building back to its’ former glory. We worked with English Heritage, Listings, Planning, architects and English Heritage specialists to update, yet, be sympathetic, at all times, to the original features and characteristics of this heritage building.

We retained the original symmetry of the ground floor – focusing on the major re-design and facelift for the family kitchen – incorporating a new Aga, solid painted timber kitchen units with marble worktops and incorporated the neighbouring room within the space, resulting in an informal family eating area.

The original dining room was updated with Trompe l’oeil panelled wallpaper, a reclaimed French antique marble fireplace – complementing the original Georgian panelled joinery and and secret drinks cabinet. The principal living rooms required extensive decoration, plasterwork renovation updating and installing reclaimed Antique French marble scalloped fireplaces.

On the upper floors, five bedrooms were re-utilised to form much needed bathrooms, enabling each bedroom to boast their own private bathroom. The principle suite was created by a series of rooms that were developed into a double aspect master bedroom, leading into a large en-suite bathroom and dressing room.

The top floor has been designed to accommodate three children’s bedrooms – the principle featuring original carved wooden pillars which now features a cleverly designed en-suite shower room. In addition, the floor offers two additional exposed oak beamed bedrooms with a shared large, renovated bathroom.

We worked with landscapers and designers externally, to incorporate a new driveway, formal gardens, a terrace for Summer entertaining and a professional outdoor cricket net and a designated small gated football pitch.

Understanding the history of the house and bringing every detail back to its’ former glory, whilst upgrading the property to today’s modern way of living, was key to make this heritage building our new family home. The result is a sympathetic partnership of the original and the new – complimenting each other naturally.

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