Curve present the conversion of a derelict Victorian manor house in Lancashire, back into a stunning family home as Project of the Year 2015. We were approached by the client back in 2012 and, following initial visits to the site, began the journey of completely reimagining the space.
The brief was to create a dream home out of a building that although then abandoned obviously had huge potential to become something special. During early 2015 we completed works on this beautiful property which has proved to be one of our most interesting and successful projects to date.
Lindley Hurst was built in 1865 and over the past 150 years has variously been a residential dwelling and latterly the renowned 'Lindley Hotel' and restaurant, so local interest in the project was very high.
The house has a fascinating history which made working there very interesting - photographs and layouts from the building's past surfaced during the work (informing some of the decision making), along with stories about previous inhabitants (even rumours of the odd haunting!) all added to the character of the property.
With this in mind it was critical to get the design of the house just right - do justice to the building itself as well as creating a home for a young family to enjoy. The clients wanted to create a look that was a 'modern take on a period house', combining tastes to work up schemes that everyone in the family would love.