Earle Architects were asked by Paul Cook & Armin Bienger to prepare designs for a reconfiguration and fit-out of Mounton House, a grade II* listed building in Chepstow, Wales, dating from 1911. The aim of this project was to sensitively adapt the property - which is one of the first concrete buildings in Wales - to the needs of the owners while maintaining and restoring the integrity of the building and its original features.
The existing property has an entrance hall, kitchen, great room and drawing room on ground floor (with ornate plaster ceilings), while first floor has ten bedrooms and six bathrooms. The alterations to ground floor, completed in 2013, included the fit out of a new kitchen and adaptation of a window to allow access from the kitchen to the garden. Upstairs, a new state-of-the-art bathroom suite was installed and crude sub-divisions from the 1990s were removed.
Following on from these alterations, Earle architects have been asked to prepare further designs for the reconfiguration of the remainder of the property, continuing to sensitively restore the building to its original state.