FURZEHILL PLACE ESTATE CASE STUDY
Furzehill Place is an impressive country house which was built principally in the mid Victorian era. The House is grade 11 listed and has important historical connections as well as being of architectural importance.
The property was the former home of the renowned Victorian explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley who made his name by finding the lost British explorer Doctor Livingstone. From this discovery came the famous phrase; “Dr Livingstone – I Presume“.
In 2007 a full scale restoration of the principal property and estate properties commenced. Derelict store buildings and stables were converted into luxurious properties, former farm buildings were remodelled and enhanced to provide a state of the art equestrian centre. Extensions and remodelling were undertaken to the 16,000 sq/ft listed house, the 85 acre grounds, terraces, kitchen garden and lake were all renovated.
The entire project took just over 2 years to complete but has brought new life back into an important heritage asset.