The previous owners of this building had covered up many of the original features with synthetic materials, creating rising damp and rot.
This grade two listed property is a medieval barn exterior, noted in the domesday book, with a nineteenth century interior. It has no damp proofing and is built using historical methods, which prove to be quite sustainable and passive requiring this same method for restoration, ensuring preservation and longevity. Ellen Utley’s award winning designer is a member of the Listed Property Owner’s Club and is very knowledgable about how to maintain such buildings.
Included within the design and project management service, the designer arranged the listed building consent, building regulations and structural calculations. The full design package also allowed the owners to enjoy the process and create time for themselves.
Dining takes place amongst a light and bright room covered with textured clay plaster containing natural minerals that resemble gold fleck. When walking into the property the interior now suits the exterior aided by the clay plaster which ties with the tones of the exterior sandstone.
The kitchen is inviting and practical with bright white surfaces bouncing extra light around, yet rustic restored pamment tiles allow for life to take place and less cleaning to be required. The room feels double the size thanks to the mirror which reflects the peninsula creating an island.
Occupiers now enjoy a natural style lighting design with light sources soft and hidden, natural and practical. The property is now a sanctuary which comforts its owners and guests, providing the most suitable backdrop to their life.