The Dutch House, York
The Dutch House was designed in 1955 by Dutch architect Jan Van Erven Doren. The original owners wanted to have a Dutch style house complete with sweeping, steeply pitched tiled roofs, deep overhanging eaves and eye-brow dormer windows.
Ferrey and Mennim were appointed by the current owners to provide a new bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. The house is not listed but lies within a conservation area. We chose to continue the distinctive Dutch detailing as the original house to maintain its distinctive character.
This included challenging the roofers with a new, distinctive eye-brow dormer window constructed using plain tiled detailing matching the originals.
The high-quality materials, with durable detailing, such as the discrete stainless steel standing seam roofed canopy, should ensure that the new work gradually ages in the same way and with the same grace as the original house.
- Client: The Dutch House, York
- Category: Residential and Conservation
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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