The Old Foundry House Conversion, Long Melford, Suffolk
Project Year: 2018
Project Cost: £350,001 - £500,000
Location: Long Melford, Suffolk
Country: United Kingdom
The Victorian Foundry was constructed in 1876, it has many traditional features such as; flint walls, slate roof and internal king truss beams. The conversion of this property into 6 mews houses and a large family home, provided Model Projects with an opportunity to explore some quite unique design challenges. The new design contained many of the original features whilst integrating a modern, light twist.
This case study focuses on the Old Foundry House. The development was carried out under Permitted Development Change of Use (Offices to Residential). This offered both creativity and problem solving for the Model Projects Design Team. The proposed house alongside the six other mews houses had to be designed into the existing volume and form of the original Victorian building.
The house at the Old Foundry is designed over two floors. The ground floor includes; a large entrance hallway with feature staircase, a large open-plan kitchen, dining and family snug area, separate TV living room, study and utility room .
The open plan space flows out onto a rear garden and patio area. The kitchen is modern, with large central island. Slate porcelain flooring runs through to the outside through a set of full height double sliding doors.
As you move upstairs you are greeted with an open upper hallway. A gallery area, provides access to four stunning bedrooms. The upper level includes a large master suite, guest bedroom with ensuite and two further bedrooms that share a family bathroom.
One of the lovely features of the house is that all the living rooms to the ground floor and bedrooms to the first floor benefit from south facing windows, flooding these spaces with natural daylight.
The external appearance of the building maintains many of its original features and rustic charm, such as; the flint wall, had-oc glazing and overall industrial feel.