Preserving a Heritage Landmark
33 Lyonsdown Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK
33 Lyonsdown Road stands as an exceptional early Victorian villa, bearing witness to Barnet's history since its construction in 1840. This architectural gem boasts a wealth of characterful features, both inside and out, including a meticulously ornate stone porch and beautifully timber-panelled hallways. Over the years, it has transitioned from a private residence to a missionary's convent and later a women's refuge. Unfortunately, its future now hangs in the balance, as plans for its demolition loom, with a modern block of flats poised for replacement.
Simon Kaufman Architects proudly partnered with the Barnet Society to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study and viability assessment aimed at rescuing this locally listed treasure. Through meticulous site plan drawings and financial appraisals, we unveiled an exciting proposition: converting the historic building into flats. This approach not only preserves the period's rich features but also results in similar floor area compared to a demolition-and-rebuild scheme, boasting enhanced sales values.
To enhance this preservation effort, we envisioned a small new-build block within the grounds, designed in harmony with the existing building's aesthetics and strategically positioned to protect its integrity and neighboring properties. Our ongoing discussions and negotiations with the current site owner are dedicated to securing the future of this historic landmark.
Preserving Heritage with Precision and Pragmatism
At Simon Kaufman Architects, our unwavering dedication to safeguarding cherished landmarks is complemented by a practical and considered approach. We meticulously address every project detail, striking a delicate balance between upholding the historical significance of heritage sites and ensuring their economic viability.
Contact us today to uncover our efforts in reviving 33 Lyonsdown Road and to explore the possibilities for your historic treasure. Discover how we can make your heritage preservation project a reality.
Phone: 07966 468 348