The Chapel Con­ver­sion

By Col­lette Han­lon from Home Stagers

EDP Norfolk - - PROMOTION -

We are cur­rently en­gaged on a very in­ter­est­ing site in Es­sex, it is a com­bi­na­tion of Grade II listed build­ings and new builds. It is not un­usual th­ese days to find a di­verse range of prop­er­ties within one de­vel­op­ment site. A range of architectu­ral styles, house sizes, and price ranges aimed at dif­fer­ent tar­get mar­kets. Per­son­ally, I am re­ally in­ter­ested in con­ver­sions, I love the jux­ta­po­si­tion of new with the orig­i­nal char­ac­ter and struc­ture. Over the years we have been lucky enough to work on some re­ally unique prop­er­ties, which in­clude a va­ri­ety of in­dus­trial build­ing con­ver­sions with ex­posed struc­tural beams and won­der­fully large metal win­dows. The first project we have just com­pleted on this site is the Chapel con­ver­sion, which sits along­side an ab­so­lutely stunning early Vic­to­rian Tea fac­tory. Th­ese his­tor­i­cal build­ings form a sig­nif­i­cant part of the his­tory of the town and it is won­der­ful to see them sym­pa­thet­i­cally pre­served and given a new pur­pose.

The Chapel has been di­vided into a pair of two bed­room houses, with the first floor given over to a large open plan kitchen and liv­ing space, which in­cor­po­rates the stunning orig­i­nal architectu­ral oak roof struc­ture. Our brief from our clients for the in­te­rior de­sign of the Chapel was to cre­ate a quirky con­tem­po­rary style that would sit com­fort­ably with the char­ac­ter of the build­ing. We choose a mono­chrome pal­ette with an in­dus­trial feel that would com­ple­ment the de­tail of the heavy iron work in the ex­posed trusses. The tar­get mar­ket is for a young pro­fes­sional cou­ple who are de­sign savvy. We also de­signed a stunning state­ment head­board for the smaller bed­room which was made for us in here Nor­wich by our tal­ented uphol­sterer.

It is in­evitable there­fore that some de­vel­op­ers are keen to fea­ture more than one show home within their mar­ket­ing cam­paign, so our next prop­erty on this site is a large five bed­room new build which should be ready by the end of the month. We are also cur­rently work­ing on an ex­cit­ing ware­house apart­ment in Lon­don, the most amaz­ing farm build­ing con­ver­sion in Es­sex, and a de­light­ful Vic­to­rian cot­tage at Thorn­ham with a stunning view.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Home Stagers show homes, stag­ing to sell or in­te­rior de­sign ser­vices, con­tact Col­lette on: 0800 542 8 952 col­[email protected]­stagers.co.uk www.home­stagers.co.uk Col­lette Han­lon SBID, In­te­rior De­signer and owner of Home Stagers Show Homes & In­te­rior

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