Situated in the heart of the historic cathedral city of Chichester, this spacious early Victorian Grade II Listed former town house has been altered over the years in a somewhat ad-hoc manner, changing many of the original features, and more recently the accommodation has changed from residential to office use, under the ownership of the local authority.
Although at first glance the property looks to be in reasonable condition, it should be said that it has had little maintenance in recent years, and as a result, suffers from many of the inherent defects associated with a property of this age and condition.
Our proposal seeks to sympathetically address these inherent building defects while sensitively restoring and remodelling the existing property to achieve a layout more conducive to family living, albeit with deference to the listed building, and also restoring and reinstating many of its original characteristics. All materials are intended to match as closely as possible the original house and detailing, carefully considered to provide optimum quality.
The approach to remodelling the existing shop front is to follow the current architectural language of a recessed central doorway, framed either side by traditional sash windows and painted timber panelling below. The entire facade would again be framed by the painted decorative timber pilasters and projecting soffit detail, albeit repaired and made good as necessary. The principle entrance door and steps up would remain as existing, as would the windows at first and second floors. The window joinery would be hardwood, painted in a neutral heritage colour to complement the façade.
If you like what you see and are considering a building project, we would be very happy to discuss this with you without any obligation. You can get in touch directly using the contact details provided below or calling the office on 01243 859510. We look forward to hearing from you.