Caton house sits in an acre of land in High Casterton in the picturesque Lune Valley. The original part of this four-bedroom house dated back to the late 1600s. Over the years it has been modified and extended. Using traditional building methods and materials, we created a stunning open plan contemporary home that worked seamlessly with the old structure to create a very special holiday home.
The project involved completely gutting and restoring the internal spaces with the exception of the family bathroom, creating a new open plan kitchen and garden room extension, refurbish the existing annexe and garage. The biggest challenge was rectifying some old structural problems and keeping it stable while the renovations were in progress.
Using traditional materials and building methods, we also opened up the centre of the home with a beautiful glass atrium to the first floor landing area. The remaining bathrooms were also re-furbished using very high-end marble and fittings.
While we used many traditional building methods, the end result is a beautiful example of how contemporary style can work well in an older property. The owners are delighted with their new holiday home.
“Like many of the projects taken on by Graham S Wilson Ltd, their skilled team were able to confidently take on this project and using skilled craftsmen, restored this delightful property using traditional materials. Their work complemented the original building while ensuring it looked right in a contemporary home.” Erica Wright RIBA (WDP Ltd)