This Grade 1 listed building has gone through extensive refurbishment to re-open as one of York’s most attractive bar restaurants with accommodation.
We rose to the challenge of creating an edgy modern eatery whilst at same time respectfully sympathising with the historic building’s interior. The design has many references to the buildings previous use as Judge’s accommodation for the sessions of the Assize Court in the Georgian period – although with a ‘touch of irony’ as illustrated by the wall mounted Judge’s heads.
We commissioned sculptors and artists to provide decorative interest in the form of modern statue works, bespoke chandeliers and carvings.
The property was extended to create additional bedrooms in the rear garden. These rooms have an unusual, subterranean feel with sun-pipes and open bathrooms.
The total works included a lower bar in the vaulted cellars of the house with rear garden, new bar/restaurant in the listed upper rooms and new cask bar.
Goff Associates provided a full Interior Design Service including design and detail of al fit-out works, lighting and furnishing procurement.