Shanks House, Somerset – Projects
- Private Residential
- Ptolemy Dean
Shanks House in Somerset dates from 17th and 18th centuries and is a substantial estate with a country house and is listed grade I. Surrounding the house are a collection of barns and outbuildings creating a series of courtyards. The barns and outbuildings are typically agricultural in their construction and some are listed grade II. All the buildings have been neglected and the works comprised of a significant overhaul and repair programme. Many of the outbuildings have been sympathetically converted for residential use, or simply made into usable spaces. The overriding principle was of minimal intervention and the use of traditional craft skills and local materials. The works also included significant landscape works to recreate some of the original garden features.