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Penhevad Studios, Penhevad Street,

Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LU

© 2017 by Davies Sutton Architects

Cefn Mably House
Cardiff

Starting life as a Norman Hall House, Cefn Mably was extensively added to in 1713 and grew into one of the finest country houses in Glamorganshire. A devastating fire in 1994 virtually turned the house into a derelict ruin overnight.

 

Developers Meadgate Homes purchased the remains of the House and converted it into 13 luxury apartments. The house was virtually rebuilt using old photographs and site evidence to piece together the details of the building. Panelled paintings, that were rescued from the house, were reinstated into newly panelled rooms, and a medieval oak screen that survived the fire was restored and used as a dividing screen at the end of the Dancing Gallery, which is now part of a beautiful and unique apartment. The entrance porch had not survived the fire and, using photographs from the Country Life archive, the original designs for the Georgian porch were accurately recreated.