Suffolk Watermill

This Listed, early C16th Suffolk house is thought to be the earliest surviving example of a secular watermill in Britain! The mill wing has a brick lower storey and timber-framed upper storey with a crown post roof. There are two moulded brick arches which originally framed the mill race which passed through the building and drove a pair of wheels within. It was converted to a farmhouse in C17th and then a C19th brick wing with sash windows was added, followed by a C20th side range.


This project combined both our Architectural and Interior Design Services.


We designed a 1½ storey extension on the rear, replacing the existing single storey, constructed of timber-frame with painted weather-board, contrasting with the existing historic brick, as requested by English Heritage, whilst complimenting existing features.


Internally we completely renovated the house, with new electrics and plumbing throughout, and replaced the oil system with a low carbon wood pellet boiler. We individually designed the bathrooms and a new bespoke high quality Kitchen, made by Levitt Jorgenson. New floor finishes including oak boards, Yorkstone slabs and carpets were introduced. New wallpapers, paints, and curtains were carefully chosen for each room. We also designed a walk-in Dressing Room and Study. An 80s staircase was replaced with a new bespoke oak stair, incorporating large turned newels and balustrades based on original C16/17th examples.


The extension was constructed by John Younger Builders. The exterior and interior of this building incorporates the highest quality of design, materials and craftsmanship; creating a beautiful family home.

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