DUNCAN COTTAGE JAMES GRAYLEY ARCHITECTS
The renovation and extension of this Grade Ii*-listed Palladian cottage in Bath required meticulous research and planning. The building’s original designer, John Palmer, created some of the Somerset city’s bestloved buildings, so a delicate touch was essential. James Grayley Architects’ plan was for there to be an interesting dialogue between the old and new elements of the house, which are married by the use of ashlar, a stone common in the architecture of the local area. There’s stunning modernity here, including a cutting-edge kitchen, but where historic details have endured, they are celebrated ( jamesgrayley.com).