A VICTORIAN mansion will be converted into six luxury homes as part of a new £3.5 million residential development in Bowdon.

NOVO Property Group will restore Greenbank House in Albert Square to its former glory whilst bringing five high-spec, fully-renovated two-bed apartments to market.

A detached, new build coach house will also be constructed in the leafy grounds of the property.

The coach house will provide a contemporary counterpart to the original building and will feature local brickwork, large glazed windows and a bespoke sedum roof to offer additional green space.

Situated within The Downs Conservation Area, the home was built around 1850 and its condition had fallen into decline in recent years.

The restoration works are extensive but sympathetic in nature and will preserve the unique character of the building.

All of the original features including the deep skirting boards, tall ceilings with detailed cornice, wood panelling and sash windows are being retained.

Ben Fearns, managing director of Novo Property Group, said: “Greenbank House is a stunning building, which has unfortunately been neglected over the years and suffered from some poor architectural alterations.

“Appointing two architects on one scheme is unusual, but embracing the strengths of each practice has helped us to realise our vision for the site.

"The new build coach house is an exceptionally designed, thoroughly modern structure that complements its setting entirely.

"We’re thrilled to secure this building’s future and be bringing six wonderful homes to the local market.”

Novo appointed bespoke home specialist architects, MaisonIOM, on the restoration, with local design practice, Project3, overseeing the new build element.

Each property is being fitted with modern facilities and residents of the six distinctive homes will benefit from landscaped grounds and on-site private parking.

Work on the new homes are expected to be completed next summer and prices will range from £350,000 to £695,000.