This complex restoration project on the Suffolk Coast involved the complex restoration of a 16th Century oak-framed hall house with many later alterations and additions. Originally constructed in the 16th Century for a local merchant, this historic hall house was converted into several cottages around 1800. Unsympathetic alterations and extension during the 1960s and 1970s have been reversed or remodeled to re-unite the building as a single house.
The scheme blends crisp contemporary design and living with the charm and irregularity of the original medieval timber frame structure. The job involved a full architectural and interior design service. The Old Hall project also received a RIBA Craftsmanship Award.
Photographs: Lawrence Garwood
Location: Suffolk, Orford
Council: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Size: 3,000 sq/feet
Service: Full Architectural Service
Interior Designer: Beauval Interiors