Arc Architects

Melville is a fine mansion house of 1679, recently restored as a family home under guidance from Arc. Grade ‘A’ listed, this early example of Palladian architecture was designed by Sir James Smith and influenced by Sir William Bruce.

Once a richly furnished home, set in an extensive designed landscape, it survived in remarkable condition until the 1940’s when the estate was sold and broken up. After use as a hotel and latterly a school, the building lay empty for several years.

Arc advised the new owner on a lengthy programme of works to restore the building as a large family home. After careful research, the work managed to remove previous alterations and reinstate much of the original grandeur, while introducing a modern level of luxury.