Transforming a 17th century building for modern use

  • Project: Mayfield Hall, Derbyshire
  • Client: Michael Brett
  • Contractor: Simon Baines
  • Scale: Nine-bed country house
  • Value: £200k

Lathams was commissioned to take this neglected country house and transform it into a contemporary family home, along with a bed and breakfast business.

Our research and investigation revealed that the classical Georgian exterior masked an earlier, smaller 17th century house within, with the whole sitting on immense 11th century cellars below.

The design for the property, listed Grade II, reopened the old south entrance and established family and commercial wings. We resolved the issue of the maze of rooms entered through rooms by introducing a new stair, based on classical principles of symmetry. We installed new bathrooms, and the whole building was rewired, reheated and re-roofed.

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