“This project showcases how modern technology can be used to transform our wealth of historic buildings from interesting museum pieces to beautiful, comfortable and elegant residential accommodation, adapted to suit modern expectations and lifestyles.”
JWA was commissioned to design a scheme for the refurbishment of the central section of the house which dates from 1805 with six bedrooms, the stair hall and the original principal reception rooms. The interior was in poor condition with the original entrance hall stone floor remaining badly damaged from the war years and evidence of decades of leaks, floods and rising damp.
Listed building consent was sought, negotiated and granted for a round of internal structural alterations, mostly ‘unpicking’ poorly conceived twentieth century subdivisions in order to reveal the original majesty and proportions of the rooms.
A new purpose made kitchen was installed in one of the restored principal reception rooms to deliver a spectacular result for this West Sussex country retreat.
This project won a Sussex Heritage Trust ‘Highly Commended’ Award in 2019.
This small C18 curtilage listed farm store was repurposed as a photographic studio along with the adjacent Victorian stable which was simultaneously redesigned…
JWA is a dedicated team of architects working with James Wells. Based in West Sussex we design for new build homes, extensions, barn conversions and orchestrate plans for historically important listed buildings to work in the 21st Century. Our sister practice James Wells Commercial handles design for commercial projects including hotels, bars, restaurants and offices.
We handle projects with a construction value of £400K upwards.