Client: Private Client
Contractor: Emsley Building Contractors

This project involved the refurbishment, extension and landscaping of a substantial modernist private residence outside of Harrogate.

The house, which was completed in 1938 to the design of the prominent architect John C Proctor FRIBA, had suffered from previous inappropriate extensions and alterations to the approach and landscaping. By repositioning the main entrance to the rear of the property, as the original design had anticipated, we were able to re-orientate the layout of the house to take advantage of the extensive south facing terrace and gardens.

A key aspect of the scheme was to transform a previously dark and underwhelming corridor into a triple height entrance hall that exploited the design of an impressive new staircase. Former garages were converted to a kitchen and a day room, and a third floor was added to the main house to allow the addition of a master suite above the swimming pool.

Crucially, a great deal of care was taken to restore and conserve original features of the house wherever possible.

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