Northcote House - Sunningdale Park
Bernard Interiors with Audley Villages
In partnership with Audley Group, Bernard Interiors regenerated the interior of the Grade II listed building, Northcote House, part of Sunningdale Park retirement village in Berkshire. The team sympathetically restored many original features of the imposing 1930s manor, including its grand staircase, period light fittings and stone walls, whilst creating new, communal spaces such as a show stopping bar, library, dining area, luxury spa, pool, gym and treatment rooms. Cleverly taking inspiration from Sunningdale’s historic background, and its close proximity to Ascot Racecourse, Bernard Interiors used this tailored approach to influence its transformation. The listed building came with a number of constraints and Bernard Interiors' architectural and interior designers worked closely with the local Conservation Officer to ensure thorough consideration was given to the restoration of the building. These included retaining and restoring some of the original decorative bronze wall sconces, faux stone walls and amending the joinery to allow the property to remain at a relaxed temperature all year round. The transformation of Northcote House forms the centrepiece of the retirement community - an elegant hub, encompassing an a la carte restaurant, spa facilities, library, and atrium bar and bistro, all of which are open to the neighbouring public.