A neglected treasure, brought back to award-winning life
While Whirley Hall is Grade II* listed, it had suffered from unsympathetic alterations including a two-storey flat-roofed extension, a poorly-designed pool house and a garage block.
These were replaced with structures designed to visually harmonise with the listed building and connect the internal accommodation with the landscape.
In place of the garage is the east wing, a traditional brick structure with pitched roof and parapets in keeping with the other wings.
The new conservatory replaced the flat-roofed extension and is of solid brick with large glazed areas, while the pool structure is a contemporary glass design connected to the Hall by a ‘garden wall’ with parapet. As a visually ‘light’ addition, this perfectly strikes a balance with the listed building, its windows mirroring the surrounding landscape.EXPLORE
With a brief to create a relaxed, modern family home, incorporating improved access with the inclusion of a lift and the creation of several new openings, we worked very closely with our client who already had a strong sense of the style of living he wanted to achieve.
The end result is an interior layout that is both classical and contemporary, warm, welcoming, stylish and practical, whilst complementing and enhancing the exterior fabric of the grand exterior.EXPLORE
In keeping with such a prestigious restoration, every detail was carefully considered with a specification to an extremely high standard. Much of the Hall was in need of full restoration, including re-roofing, replacing lead works and repairs to the existing gutters and downspouts.
Where the structure itself needed stabilising, the brickwork was raked out and expertly repointed using lime mortar; every window was also replaced, with the new ones incorporating slimline double glazed units.
Inside, the property had to have new plumbing, featuring high-end branded bathrooms, as well as being completely rewired, which enabled the inclusion of the very latest home automation and lighting control systems.EXPLORE