The Beacons Estate | Chelwood Gate, Sussex

Design: Formerly as MPS Architects
Project type: Residential Development
Client: Brickcrest Developers
Project value: £4.5m
GIA: 1,850 m2
Status: Complete, all units sold
Services: Interior Design, jointly working on all other aspects

This fine but rambling large Edwardian country house, more recently used as a nursing home, set in 18 acres of landscaped parkland and within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was purchased by a sympathetic developer. A single residence was subdivided into ten well proportioned unique homes in a scheme which combined modernity and traditional craftsmanship.

Sensitive conversion created stylish residential facilities with modern bathrooms and kitchens, while the original detailing was preserved or restored. The extensive landscaped grounds were renovated to provide a glorious setting, including a re-sculptured lake. The scheme won a Sussex Heritage Trust award.