Client / Owner | Withheld at Owners’ Request
Team Members | Mattinson Associates Ltd., Price & Myers, G.W. Mattinson Construction Ltd.
Project Type | Re-modelling and New Build
Building Type | Single Family Residence
Building Size | 400m2
Location | Isle of Wight, UK
Status | Completed
Photographer | Joel Hayden
This property was the original gatehouse to the Manor House in the local area and therefore had great historic significance. The Victorian charm of the building has been retained but careful integration of modern detailing has brought the building some modern-day glamour. Internally a more modern approach with open plan living has been used but all with a simplified contemporary detailing with a nod to the historic aesthetic.

“We commissioned Mattinson Associates to refurbish Penmorfa and make it into a happy welcoming home that was more than simply a comfortable, modern seaside holiday home. We were anxious to retain the period feel and gave Mattinson Associates a brief that allowed them much discretion as we were out of the country for most of the time.
The result has been an absolute joy in every respect and Mattinson Associates’ attention to detail and their understanding of our brief (such as it was!) and wishes have been a very happy experience.
We have a wonderfully comfortable home that is modern yet has not lost its sense of history, they have made the most of the exceptional views that Penmorfa enjoys and we are happy that we have a home where we can welcome our children and grand-children and yet when they return to their own homes we feel that we are in a cosy space in spite of having four bathrooms and two cloakrooms. (Very necessary when there are ten of us in the house).
I hope that we shall not embark on a similar project again at this stage of our lives but I would not hesitate to ask Mattinson Associates to help us again if we needed to.”