The White House, York
This Grade II listed building was originally a coaching inn but has been a house since the early 19th Century. Ferrey and Mennim were asked to continue the building’s evolution to provide a new breakfast room, two additional bedrooms and an enlarged master bedroom with en-suite. This took place as two phases that we carefully coordinated with the clients.
The new garden room extension was designed to increase access and visibility to the newly landscaped garden. There are now views along the length of the garden and a fully glazed, opening wall to make connection with nature and allow the house to change with the seasons.
The existing house retained its original natural light as we carefully positioned rooflights above the existing windows.
Our attention to detail was noted when the White House was the York Design Awards Winner 2010 with the judges remarking:
“The careful and contextual detailing, the consideration of views of the original house, the quality and appropriateness of the landscape architecture and, in particular, the way they all come together as a unified design make this an exceptional example of its kind.”
- Client: The White House, York
- Category: Residential
York based Conservation, Residential
and Ecclesiastical Architects.
Design with a difference
Ferrey and Mennim pursue a contemporary, timeless architecture, often within complex historic settings. Since 1922 we have worked with exceptional craftsmen from across Yorkshire and the North of England to create and restore buildings with carefully crafted, modern detail. We undertake work with skill, care and always with attention to the needs of our clients.
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We have a wide range of skills and experience in our team that includes:
Andrew Boyce, ARB RIBA RIAS AABC is cathedral architect for St Magnus Cathedral and Hull Minster as well as over 150 churches. He joined Ferrey and Mennim in 1999 and now uses his specialist knowledge of buildings conservation to lead the team as Director.
Ian Hayton, BArch (Hons) DipArch MSc (Building Conservation) ARB AABC is an award winning architect with extensive experience in sustainable construction, conservation and in the education, SEN, residential and large-scale housing sectors. He is passionately committed to close consultation with clients and historic buildings.
In addition, Ferrey and Mennim are very ably assisted by our technical and office support staff.
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