In this rural idyll, with stunning views of Chatsworth House and surrounding Park the substantial stone property, said to date back to the late 1800’s, was in need of substantial renovation and rescue. Working closely with local architects and employing the skills and services of regional craftsmen, the property has been sympathetically returned to its former glory after a one-year build programme. It is now as strong and robust externally as it is internally with beautiful timber floors, open fire places, spacious high-ceilinged bedrooms and views to warm the soul.
Sash windows from the Conservation™ Box sash range were made to measure with traditional cords, sash weights and heavy brass pulley wheels suited to the rebated reveals of the original window openings, while in the new kitchen extension the heavy duty pre-tensioned spiral spring balances were more appropriate for the flush reveal openings while at the same time achieving the same external aesthetics.
“The property has a timeless elegance and it has all the characteristic features of the buildings of this region,” says Chris Wood, Sales & Marketing Director, Mumford & Wood. “It was especially important to maintain the sightlines of the original windows. Gone are the days when homeowners are content to fill an opening with an inappropriate PVC frame. This is another example of a period property where high performance, double glazed timber windows have been incorporated and the historical sightlines retained.”