Tynemouth Railway Station
Opened in the 1860's, this historic listed building represented the economic importance of Tynemouth as a town and tourist destination in the Victoria era. Following years of decline in the second half of the 20 th century, the eight acre site has been almost totally revamped with offices, a restaurant, coffee shop, beauty salon and delicatessen, not to mention the stunningly restored glass canopy roofing, which provides a home for the well know weekly antiques market, as well as the local Metro station.
This former flock mill not only gave its name to Millhouse Developments, it also represents the ethos of the company, combining sympathetic restoration and craftsmanship to create something that is totally unique.
Having saved the property from imminent destruction, with support from English Heritage, we set about creating five stunning townhouses, addressing major problems with subsidence caused by water from the mill race. The final result was a high class restoration, which has become the standard for every other development that bears the Millhouse name.
Hartford Home Farm
This luxury development of a historic farm steading included the conversion of six stone barns to residential use.
By retaining the original external appearance of the barns as far as possible, we were able to create homes with unique character on the outside, which offered all of the warmth, quality and atmosphere you could expect from a modern home.
This development represented the first in a long line of similar conversion projects we have undertaken and we have come to consider the restoration of historic, stone-built farm steadings as a Millhouse speciality.
This historic estate village in north Northumberland was built by Viscount Tankerville in 1840 to house his servants and agricultural workers on the Chillingham Castle estate. The houses were well appointed for their purpose and the original fabric of the village survived wonderfully well until the break-up of the estate threatened its sale in small lots.
Millhouse responded by getting together with a local housing association to assume management and ownership of the estate. Homes were restored with new wiring, central heating, kitchens, bathrooms and general repairs, enabling them to be retained as low cost social housing from local people to rent, a modern equivalent to the purpose for which they were originally intended.