A desire for traditionally styled windows

Early photos of this magnificent property, built in the early 1900s, show it was originally appointed with beautiful sash windows,

“when we moved in a few years ago, the house had been decked out with PVC windows by the previous owner, a DIY fanatic who’d added unsightly bays that weren’t even supported, and had to go”

the homeowners, Mr & Mrs Rees explain.

Once part of farmland in a Cambridgeshire village, the house had become dark and dreary with time,

“as well as changing the windows and doors, we’ve had the brickwork cleaned and repointed, to give it a complete makeover”.

Four identical Venetian sash windows are accompanied by a smaller sash window; all of which are our slim Hidden Spring specification and are finished in the shade of ‘Smoke Cream’.

Frenchay front door finished in ‘Anthracite’ with Samuel Heath Polished Chrome Ring knocker, Medium sized letter plate and escutcheon, also featuring Etched Star glass.
Frenchay front door finished in ‘Anthracite’ with Samuel Heath Polished Chrome Ring knocker, Medium sized letter plate and escutcheon, also featuring Etched Star glass.

A classic entrance

A timeless Frenchay front door has a stylish ‘Anthracite’ finish paired with Chrome Samuel Heath ironmongery and Etched Star glass. The door is also manufactured to a townhouse style, meaning an escutcheon replaces the handle while utilising the same multi-point locking mechanism.

The changes have given the house a fresh new look, more suited to its character and adding a healthy helping of charm too.

Mr and Mrs Rees comment,

“the sash windows have flooded the rooms with light, where some of the interior spaces had previously been quite dark. It’s also never been a house we could keep warm, however since having the new windows and door we’ve found it much easier to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.”

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