A significant Grade I listed Manor House refurbished and sympathetically restored throughout with several state of the art additions to the existing home, blended seamlessly into the overall scheme. Originally owned by New College Oxford, this 12th Century Manor House had been extended through the centuries up to the 1930’s.
The Brief asked that the new design reinvigorate and transform the main family home whilst accommodating the very special elements of the property, including a 13th Century under-croft and magnificent dining hall. The scope of the project was comprehensive and involved the entire property including the outbuildings.
The design needed to be sympathetic to the original home whilst incorporating cutting edge technologies which would blend into the fabric of this elegant country house.
A highlight of the project:
The contemporary classic decorative treatments given to the master suite, drawing room and bathrooms; interpreting their individual historic attributes in a thoroughly modern way.
An elegant symphony of design and build, working in harmony to deliver an exquisite restoration of a beautiful honey stone manor house set within a bucolic landscape. The project flows elegantly, marrying the historic parts of the house with the contemporary elements and significantly improves the use of the space whilst respecting the history of the house. This was achieved by working closely with the local authority’s lead conservation officer and English Heritage to ensure a smooth transition throughout the duration of the project. A sophisticated home has been created, which is fit for the 21st Century and will endure for the future.
Janine Stone managed and directed consultants including planning, ecology, geotechnical, structural engineering, and M & E Specialists.