Georgian Manor House in Hadley, Hertfordshire
planning permission : restoration : extension : interior design : bespoke furniture
Grade II Listed
The extensive brief for the renovation of this private estate, focussed on the manor house and other buildings within the 15 acres of grounds. Our client wanted to thoroughly restore and update the exteriors and interiors of the buildings, as well as remodel parts of the main house to provide informal, open plan accommodation suitable for a modern family lifestyle.
Due to the historic importance of the estate, the Listed Building and Planning Consent guidelines provided a rigorous constraint to our designs. We worked with the local Consent Officer and English Heritage to create architectural interventions that are both harmonious with the original building and meet the needs of the modern family.
We restructured the kitchen and pantry wing to create a large, open plan kitchen and dining space, a playroom and palm house. The bedroom area was rationalised to facilitate en-suite bathrooms for all the bedrooms and we established a new, informal entrance for daily use. Specialist craftsmen renewed the roofs and installed new windows and doors, all designed to meticulously fit with the Georgian period of the house. The fitout portrays a relaxed, country look and feel, contrasting with the formality of the rest of the property.