The Old Vicarage, Henley

renovation of historic country house with modern staircase and frameless glass extension

client
Swann

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Sammy Ene – SDA Build London

collaborators
BTL Property

services
DESIGN, PLANNING, TECHNICAL, CONSTRUCTION

The Old Vicarage was built in 1859 as a dwelling for the parish vicar. As was common, there was also a connected school hall where local children would come to be educated.

Colony was commissioned to redesign the house from a tired but spacious 8-bedroom dwelling into a fully modern and comfortable 5-suite home with room to accommodate the clients’ family and international friends. 
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full external renovation restored the Old Vicarage to prime condition

original flintwork, brick details, and stone elements were restored

a frameless glass links the clients’ artworks with the brick and flint external materials

the heart of the house was opened up to bring in light from original stone windows and a feature helical staircase added

oak detailing is brought through the house from the staircase to the new wine cellar and office room divider

new oak and old stone combine for a warm and light home

“an eclectic look with some wow factors is what we had in mind… loving it all!”

CHRIS & MELINDA SWANN

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