We first viewed this house in 2012. The house and garden were for sale in two separate lots, the garden being sold as a potential development site.
It had a beautiful character of decayed elegance but the feel of being a well-built house. The gardens were overgrown and a huge cypress tree dominated the front garden. It retained its original room layout with the kitchen on the north side and scullery, pantry, and service rooms on the west side.
The interior while faded had clearly been carried out to a very high standard and had remained largely untouched for some time, we later found out that the last major interior redesign had been in the 1930s.
Thankfully our clients purchased the entire plot – house and garden and we set about designing a family home.