The Restoration Award recognises and celebrates the remarkable restoration work continually being undertaken by our member houses.

The award was launched in 2008, with generous sponsorship from Sotheby's. The projects submitted reflect the dedication of owners to the care and sympathetic restoration of the incredible buildings that they own, inhabit and share with the public.

Restoration projects, which must cover the dominant features of a room, building or folly, are judged according to the way in which they respect, and are in sympathy with, the historic quality of the building. 

Projects must have been completed within the past two years and the property must be owned by a member of Historic Houses. The restoration projects must also be open to the public for at least 25 days per year, or by appointment to groups.