Apartment Far Sawrey
This project involved the modernisation and opening up of a ground floor apartment, converted in 1988 from a former vicarage into two apartments which were then combined into a single unit prior to completion. This resulted in a convoluted, claustrophobic layout with a pair of inner corridors dividing the layout.
The scheme involved opening up the central area of the apartment, removing as far as possible all 1980s interventions to restore as the splendour of the original Victorian vicarage as far as possible. The original vicarage entrance was reinstated to provide a grand entranceway to the apartment, and new French doors give a direct connection to the large garden from the living room.
A new open plan kitchen dining space creates a central hub for the apartment, from which each of the three bedrooms and living room can be accessed. Replacement timber sliding sash windows, insulated wall lining and a new heating system in the form of an air source heat pump help minimise energy use and future-proof the property.
The apartment is available as a holiday let from this summer.