Refurbishment of one of Bath’s grand grade I listed crescent terrace houses, turning it back into a private home, having been university accommodation for over 50 years. This involved the removal of modern partitions, ceilings and fittings, the repair and cleaning of much of the original period details which survive, and the installation of new services. There was substantial damage from some brutal insertions e.g; structural beams to support a library on the first floor that had knocked through highly decorated cornices. In other areas e.g; the electrical installation; the use of surface mounted fittings meant that only removal of screw holes in the plaster was required and the original fabric carefully repaired. Early investigations beneath plaster and comparison with neighbouring properties uncovered elegant arches linking the front and rear parts of the principal rooms plan, recreating a magnificent first floor drawing room and allowing an arched kitchen opening onto a dining room on the ground floor. The kitchen, no longer a service room, made a principal room in the house and linked to the other living rooms which is one of the main challenges of living in historic buildings in the 21st century, and successfully achieved here. Note: We provided architectural services for the Planning, Listed Building Consent and technical aspects of this project. The interior design was the work of the client.