Interior designer, Kerry Knight of Beatengreen Design, has unveiled her latest completed project; a St Ives Town House which had previously been condemned.
The Town House is the latest in a series of properties in St Ives which have benefitted from Knight’s design experience; previous projects, including the town’s Old Police Station and Sergeant’s Retreat, have received critical acclaim in national publications for their originality and creativity.
Knight commented: “The Town House was my most exciting challenge yet. Given the initial condition of the property (it still had a Victorian oven built into one of the walls and an outside toilet) the building work was extensive.”
When she began work, the entire ground floor had to be made structurally safe – work which was undertaken by local contractor, KC Renovations.
An added complication was that most of the internal walls needed to be removed and the staircase relocated in order to create a modern, open-plan living space.
Knight’s client gave her free-reign in regards to the design concept, which was liberating in its own right as Kerry explains:
“I’m used to working from a detailed brief with the property owners, who usually have strong ideas about the overall look. It is unusual to work with so much freedom, but the collaboration was successful and the results speak for themselves.”
The Town House is now available as a holiday let through The Cottage Boutique.