"The stairs in both spaces are the centrepiece of the interiors. In particular, the main stair is a triumph of design and engineering to provide a spectacular space in the centre of the house. It is widely admired I know, by both client and all those who have visited the property. The stair and bridge in the small barn are elegantly detailed with tactile handrails and totally in keeping with the character of the old structure-yet adding modernity. Working with Bisca, as ever, is a joy."

Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard, Yorkshire Project, Architect