This unique house overlooking the Yare Valley was constructed as a shooting lodge for the Gurney family, the founders of Barclays Bank in the mid to late 19th century.
It was designed in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style with a thatched roof and trefoil windows set under protruding eyebrows, the central eyebrow supported on tree trunks. Built as a showpiece, this extensive retreat was extended over time to allow the family to entertain guests overnight.
The property was subsequently used as a home in its own right and our clients required us to come up with a scheme to extensively re-model the interior to bring the property up to modern standards. This included the reconfiguring of bedrooms and bathrooms and opening up the staircase and hallway to create a more spacious feel to the entrance hall.
Norfolk County Council
Grade II, Designs completed
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