"a combination of extensive historic building repairs and modern interventions."
'Two into one does go'
This project involved restoring a large listed mansion in Southwold, Suffolk from two houses back into a single home. The work included extensive historic building repairs including repairs to stonework and historic ironwork, as well as modern interventions.
Inkpen Downie removed a redundant modern stairway in order to recreate the fine entrance hall and landings that had been a feature of the original house.
A new pair of columns to Palladio's proportional system were placed in the entrance hall to do justice to the splendour of the house.
A new double helix glass staircase was installed giving on to the roof terrace through a structural glass motorised roof opening. This allowed full enjoyment of the spectacular views available over Southwold.