RESTORATION PROJECT | KNOWLE FARM, SOMERSET
Originally built in 1365, Knowle Farm in Somerset was purchased from owners who had not understood the need of the building. Over-extended and disguised with the wrong detailing the house was not as it should have been and we were asked to complete the restoration project.
RESTORATION PROJECT; THE CHALLENGE
Working with such an aged property can present its own challenges. Knowle Farm was an example of a house that required a sensitive approach both with the local heritage experts from Mendip Council and the bespoke packages that were needed to fit together to create the end result.
Some of the building needed adjustment to bring it back in line with what it deserved, which required tailored restoration and a keen eye for the period nature of the house.
When undertaking a restoration project such as this it is important to have the right team of craftsmen. Our team was brought in to provide advise on joinery, flooring, stonework, and lime render, as well as external landscaping and specialist roofing works. Parts of the house were carefully remodelled and the stonework adjusted to blend in to the existing building.
A new staircase and kitchen were installed, along with new bespoke windows and aged and distressed floor coverings. Local blue lias stone floor slabs were also installed to match the originals, and the whole house was decorated sympathetically and all in line with the requirements of the listed building consent granted on the property. This beautifully restored house now looks and feels just as it should, with enough modern elements to allow today’s living requirements and comfort.