14th Mar 2017
Independent project manager Gemma May-Brown and her husband Nick, owners of a stunning Grade II listed residence, certainly know how to make property renovation look easy.
This former Parsonage, commissioned in 1846 by John W Peers, Vicar of Tetsworth, remains heaving with period features, which have been given a whole new lease of life. Several sash windows and French doors were replaced or restored by BarrJoinery and original window shutters, marble mantle pieces, the magnificent mahogany staircase, decorative fireplaces, paneled doors, original skirting and decorative cornices are complimented by Gemma’s classic contemporary style.
After stripping out, rewiring, plumbing and plastering the interior was re-fitted and decorated throughout. Marble bathrooms, free standing baths (at jaunty angles), dramatic lighting and sumptuous fabrics all come together to give this classic period property a stunning contemporary twist. The piece de resistance has to be the copper dressed and glass tiled downstairs WC! April's 25 Beautiful Homes is on newsagent's shelves right now - grab a copy to take a peek.
BarrJoinery, led by Director Josh Hudson, were commissioned to design, manufacture and fit the high specification French doors and sash windows to heritage standards. Each glazing panel comprised of 4mm clear toughened glass with low E coating, a 4mm heritage spacer bar and an external layer of 6.4mm acoustic laminate glass. ‘BarrJoinery are able to offer intricately replicated heritage detailing with the latest in glazing technology’ says Josh.
For many property renovations of this size, the project manager is the first person on site and the last person to leave at the end - guiding the client through everything from finding an architect, builder and interior designer, to helping them hone their ideas, source materials and prioritise their requirements. As owner of Kingdom Properties, it is no wonder Gemma made this project look easy. The StuartBarrCDR and BarrJoinery teams very much enjoyed the experience of working on this fabulous property.
To see more images of this wonderful project, click to the project page.