Oxfordshire Manor House

Mailen Design brought the historic Oxfordshire Manor House, a modernized renovation, while maintaining much of its original core.

  • area / size 1,800 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Type House,
  • Originally dating back to 1672 the oak timber frame property had suffered from years of poorly chosen modifications and the use of inappropriate materials. The modernization stripped the house back to the structural core, before sensitively repairing the timber frame and masonry. Natural materials were used to repair the lime mortar and to provide insulation through eco-friendly breathable wood fibre panels before re-introducing natural lime render to the exterior.

    The interior design approach is intentionally modern, but with a subtlety that allows the historic natural materials which had previously been hidden to come to the forefront.

    Design: Mailen Design
    Photography: Peter Landers