Shortlisted: 13th Century Manor House by Sims Hilditch

Interior designers Sims Hilditch have been shortlisted for the Residential £1 – £2.5 Million (Project Value) Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.

Commissioned by a London based client, Sims Hilditch were asked to transform this historic manor house dating back to the middle ages into a comfortable, practical and cosy family home.

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Working with BLA Architects their first priority was to make the ground floor spaces flow. The existing kitchen was impractically small and not in a central location. By moving the main reception rooms, Sims Hilditch were able to allocate a large light filled room to become the new ‘heart of the home’. This spectacular new kitchen family room incorporated a stunning Neptune kitchen as well as an integrated dining area focusing around a vast inglenook fireplace.

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The house was in need of complete modernisation having undergone its last refurbishment in the 1980’s. Our aim was to preserve the patina of the past, whilst seamlessly mixing in a modern aesthetic to create a more comfortable and elegant family home.

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Following the redesign, the designers then worked closely with Listed Buildings alongside the Architect to retain many historic features of the property. BLA designed a contemporary glass and copper garden room offering a dramatic juxtaposition between old and new.

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