The project won the York Design Awards Conservation award in 2017.
Bishopsbarns is the family home built in 1905 of the distinguished Edwardian architect Walter Brierley, whose many prominent buildings are an important part of York’s architectural heritage.
The house is a perfect object lesson in the principles and pleasures of the Arts and Crafts movement - with its comfortable homely atmosphere enhanced by beautiful design not only of the building itself but also in the fittings and furniture - and the Gertrude Jekyll garden.
After a couple of generations of relative decline, this ideal was meticulously restored, the fabric repaired, the exquisite joinery and metalwork refurbished, re-polished and redecorated to a museum quality - including the acquisition of suitable furniture, fabrics and wallpaper.
It is a truly remarkable achievement and represents a notably positive collaboration between a generous client and a team of skilled craftsmen.