Contemporary restoration of a Grade II Listed Manor House in Oxfordshire Originally dating back to 1672 the oak timber frame property had suffered from years of poorly chosen modifications and the use of inappropriate materials.

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Project Name: Oxfordshire Manor House
Studio Name: Mailen Design
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Photography: Peter Landers
Project size: 1800 ft2
Site size: 4000 ft2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 3

Oxfordshire Manor House By Mailen Design - Sheet1
Kitchen ©Peter Landers

The modernisation stripped the house back to the structural core, before sensitively repairing the timber frame and masonry.

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Oxfordshire Manor House By Mailen Design - Sheet2
Dining Space ©Peter Landers

Natural materials were used to repair the lime mortar and to provide insulation through eco-friendly breathable wood fibre panels before re-introducing natural lime render to the exterior.

Oxfordshire Manor House By Mailen Design - Sheet3
Bathroom ©Peter Landers

The interior design approach is intentionally modern, but with a subtlety that allows the historic natural materials which had previously been hidden to come to the forefront.

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