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

Type:  Residential
Location:  Suffolk, Orford
Council:  Suffolk Coastal District Council
Size:  3,000 sq/feet
Service:  Full Architectural Service
Interior Designer:  Beauval Interiors
Dates:  2005-2007