Tim Ellis Conservation Architect

Residential Projects

Residential Conversion

This Grade II* Listed building was constructed as a warehouse or workshops in the C15th and was converted to a dwelling in the seventeenth century when a chimney stack was added in place of the original staircase.

The building had been used as a school of dance until 2010 when my Clients purchased the property for conversion to a single house.

The mediaeval frontage building has been converted to the principal rooms of the house and mezzanine galleries added at each end in place of the attics which had been removed in the early twentieth century. Four bathrooms and a utility room are located within the C18th rear wings together with bedrooms.

Attics were brought back in to use to provide additional bathrooms thereby avoiding the need for fire doors which would have been mandatory throughout the house if habitable rooms had been placed in the roofs.

One of the mezzanine floors is traditionally detailed with an oak staircase and balustrading whilst, in contrast, the mezzanine at the opposite end of the house is a contemporary structure having a glass staircase and balustrading.