Cheshire West and Chester
Listed Building - Grade II
Chapel House , City Road , CHESTER , Cheshire , CH1 3AE , United Kingdom
Oak House, Lodge Lane is one of two adjacent residential properties, formerly part of a farmyard complex to Crowley Lodge, which TNW obtained planning permission for. Now Grade II Listed, the original 17th Century oak timber A-framed barn forms the focal point of an open plan living area with panoramic views of unspoiled Cheshire countryside and additional natural light is provided by glazing the gable ends. The height of the original barn was insufficient to create a two-storey dwelling throughout, however, by ramping down externally with flagstones, where the original threshing floor/wagon entrance was and lowering the floor level, allowed the insertion of a first floor. A new rear courtyard providing: stables; garaging; external stores and additional two storey nanny/ granny accommodation was carefully incorporated in by sympathetic design. Solid oak detailing for doors, frames, architraves, bannisters and cupboards has helped to create a solid but luxurious feel to the interior. Featured in Cheshire Life in January 2000.