Our 2010 Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills, will be presented on 3 November by Baroness Andrews OBE, Chairman of English Heritage. In the run-up to the event, we are posting the shortlists for some of the key categories, along with the judges' citations.
Restoration of a Georgian Country House category
There are two aspects to restoring country houses. One is about repairing fabric, perhaps dramatically so after a ruinous fire. But the other, more subtle but no less important, is about recovering the spirit of the place; coaxing it back to life after neglect or misuse; re-establishing its connection with the land and places around it, often after a long estrangement. Our two shortlisted schemes, summarised in alphabetical order, cover both aspects in varying degrees.