Renovation of The Old Coach House, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Project overview / Project value:

Complete extensive renovation of former derelict Coach House to create beautiful and stylish new town-centre dwelling in Harrogate, North Yorkshire / Undisclosed

Services Provided / Local authority:

Architectural & Interior Design / Harrogate Borough Council

Project brief:

Our brief was to provide architectural and interior design services to help the client create a stylish new dwelling in a traditional and sensitive style, which also incorporated several contemporary elements, within the existing shell of a former Coach House close to the centre of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The building was completely derelict and uninhabitable at the point where we first became involved in this project, and after a Planning Application to extend the existing ground floor had been approved by Harrogate Borough Council, we set about producing detailed designs for a complete internal overhaul. At ground floor, the existing front door was relocated and the large entrance hall transformed into a handsome front lounge, with a new stair featuring a solid oak handrail sited in the middle of the building, serving the upper floors. Towards the rear of the building, a large space which was presumably an original stable, was converted into a luxurious kitchen / diner with folding glazed doors, access stairs to the remaining ground floor accommodation with glass balustrade, and beautiful limestone tiles throughout. The roof / loft space at 2nd floor level was converted to create a stylish 3rd bedroom with en-suite, enjoying stunning views over the centre of Harrogate and The Stray, while at first floor, two further bedrooms were created, one with en-suite facilities, along with an elegant new house bathroom.

In addition to the internal works, the outside stonework was sandblasted which made a huge difference to the external appearance of the building, and created a seamless blend between the original Coach House and new ground floor extension.

The general level of finishes were of a particularly high standard with marble tiles to all bathrooms and en-suites, with corresponding door handles throughout to match. All windows were replaced with bespoke hardwood sliding sash units with rustic curved plaster details into the window reveals, and solid oak doors were installed to all rooms.

Generally we were delighted with the finished works which were carried out to an exceptional standard, and we consider that the project overall was a huge success.