Built in the 1780s, this Grade II listed Georgian house in Martock, Somerset, had been neglected for many years and required substantial refurbishment.  The goal was to create a modern living environment that was sympathetic to the original fabric of the house.


Listed Building Consent was required to create an opening between the kitchen /  breakfast room and adjacent family room.  This created a more open space with increased natural light.  The kitchen fitout included an oak floor, bespoke fitted cupboards and granite worktops.  A local mason was employed to restore the impressive Somerset Ham Stone fire surround.  The mix of modern appliances and services with traditional materials make this space both functional and a pleasure to be in.


Listed building consent was also required for works to the attic.  This involved replacing a floor, adding three conservation skylights and forming partition walls covered in lime plaster. 

James Armitage Architects, 27A Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP.    Tel: 01225 423038

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