Our client approached us with a brief to refurbish this historic Listed Building in Suffolk Square, Cheltenham. The Regency Villa had previously been converted into flats and many of the original features, including a cantilevered stone staircase, had been damaged or destroyed in the process.
Much of the original layout of the building has been restored with minor modifications to make the building a more suitable home for the client and their young family. By fortune, many of the features of the original house including stonework, plaster mouldings, and joinery, were preserved in the neighbouring property. Careful inspection of these allowed the faithful restoration of details that might otherwise have been lost.
A careful balance has been struck between the historic elements of the Listed Building and a contemporary refurbishment; the relatively paired-back detailing of the Regency style has been combined with the simple and elegant use of contemporary materials to give a spacious and light filled family home.
The lower part of this sweeping cantilevered stone stair had been crudely broken out when the building was subdivided into flats. The bottom 14 steps were painstakingly reinserted from the top down in order to tie into the existing stair.