Restoration & alterations to Birstwith Hall, North Yorkshire
Birstwith Hall is a large country house near Harrogate, first built in the late 1600s and extended in each subsequent century. However, the more recent additions had paid little attention to the scale and historic character of the house and the property had since fallen into decay. ADAM Architecture undertook a major restoration whilst also rationalising the plan to provide a sensible number of reasonably proportioned family rooms. This work included the demolition of the redundant service block and the formation of a new entrance hall to at the centre of the house. The design was highly commended in the 1998 Harrogate District Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Designed by Hugh Petter