Last year Laura from Stark & Goodwin was behind the decor and project management for a Grade II Listed Georgian Town House conversion in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Although the majority of the building was converted into residential units, the front ground floor room has stayed commercial. It’s a pretty special space with full-height paneling on the walls, original fireplace and marble mantle so we thought we’d share a few before and after photos.
The form, materials, internal and external details all indicate origins in the 1720s. The lattice panelled lathe and plaster ceiling has moulded beams and cornice and floor to ceiling cast iron columns.
The corridor was removed and painting the wood paneling made it less imposing meaning the room became a lighter, brighter work space with enhanced period features.
Changes like these to a listed building have to be approved by your local conservation and planning department.
This is a perfect example of how Stark & Goodwin work with property developers to create unique characterful spaces in conversions projects. Our website is still under construction but in the meantime check out our Flickr or contact Laura to discover how we can get involved with your future projects.