Jonathan Rhind Architects shortlisted for “Heritage Project of the Year”
— 04 Apr 2017
Somerset Place, a Grade 1 listed Georgian House in Bath, which has been reinstated to a single-family house having been used as student accommodation for over 50 years, has been shortlisted in the Michelmores Property Awards 2017 ‘Heritage Project of the Year’ category.
Work involved the careful removal of modern wall partitions, ceilings and fittings, as well as the repair and cleaning of many of the original period features. Elegant arches within the property were uncovered during early investigations. These were reopened and link the front and rear parts of principal rooms, recreating the magnificent original drawing room and allowing a beautiful arched opening from the kitchen into the dining room.
The Michelmores awards celebrate outstanding property and construction projects across the South West with a panel of expert judges tasked with identifying the stand-out projects from the list of submissions.
Jonathan Rhind at Jonathan Rhind Architects said: “This was a challenging project, unpicking the extent of the structural damage and the complex repair work required, but the team found ways to address this whilst retaining or reinstating the original fabric elements. We worked with local craftsmen and with materials from the Bath and Bristol area where possible to keep the character and period features of the building.
“Being shortlisted for this prestigious award recognises the hard work and expertise of dedicated team of specialists who were involved in restoring this stunning property to its original glory.”
The impressive family home is part of the terrace of Somerset Place, with six bedrooms, a drawing room, music room, study, kitchen/dining area and a playroom. The interior design of the property was carried out by the client, with the team from Jonathan Rhind Architects providing architectural services for the planning application, Listed Building consent and technical detail of the project.
You can read more about our work on Somerset Place here.