£250,000 to £499,999
Within a Conservation Area, Listed Building - Grade II
Milton Architects, Old Stables Court , The Parade , MARLBOROUGH , Wiltshire , SN8 1NE , United Kingdom
The existing Grade II listed cottage, dating back to the late 17 century, had been poorly altered and extended. The client's brief was to return the original parts back to their former character but also to create contemporary interior spaces. One of the most important elements of this commission was to restore the walled garden. The conservation officer allowed us to create a central staircase with a glazed lantern at the top. This brings what was remaining of the original oak frame into view with the new oak stair intertwining between it's posts and beams. The newly restored home is a triumph. Gone are the 1970s extensions and muddled renovations of the last few decades, replaced by clean, modern lines that enhance and accentuate the features that date back to the origins of the house. The fragments of authentic construction take on a new sense of place and are given room to breathe, while the contemporary upgrades provide a stylistic contrast that add a new layer to the history and enduring character of the home.