A derelict Grade II listed local landmark property brought back to life.
Annandale was a towering 6-bedroom part Victorian, part Georgian building, spread over 4 floors that had fallen into disrepair. It was too large for its reduced overgrown garden. It is Grade II listed and within a conservation area. The existing access was unsuitable, and the layout confused. Nobody wanted it.
We saw the potential and took on the challenge. In consultation with the Conservation Officer and local Historical Association, the house was sympathetically split into two dwellings along historic lines. The interior and exterior were renovated and fully restored to their original grandeur, using traditional lime plaster and reclaimed materials. Internally key features such as the sweeping staircase, original glazing and timber sash windows and plaster mouldings were all retained and restored. New modern kitchens and bathrooms were sensitively added, blending the historic with the modern.
Extensive ground works and landscaping were required to provide suitable access to both homes and the utility services all needed extensive upgrading and sub dividing.
The result looks like it always should have been, almost undetectable, which to us is a success. Our intention was not to provide radically different architectural statement but rather to sensitively restore a locally significant building and provide it with a new lease of life.