Jesus Green | Cambridge | 2012
Originally built in the 1890s, Park Parade is formed of a terrace of grand villas overlooking Jesus Green in the centre of the historic city of Cambridge. The building had suffered from significant subsidence and associated structural issues that needed addressing, along with improving the fabric and layout to create a modern and efficient home.
The building’s status in a prominent location within a conservation area meant that careful consideration was needed to the period features and details. The front bay was completely rebuilt, with specialist stonemasons replicating the original carved stonework, and specialist modern timber sashes were commissioned to replicate the originals while providing improved thermal performance. Internally, the rooms of the original house were stripped back and their original features preserved and repaired, creating a formal drawing room for entertaining and mature study at ground floor.
To the rear of the property a poor quality modern addition allowed for a more radical approach. A modern kitchen has been added with a glass courtyard room replacing an unused and overlooked yard. Above this a relaxed family room connects to an external terrace above the existing garage.
On the first floor a luxurious bathroom with bespoke cabinetry and fittings complements grand bedrooms with views over the green. Further bedrooms and a bathroom occupy the second floor.