With distant views over chalk downland, and set in four and a half acres of landscaped woodland, the interior was dated and the house needed completely rewiring.
In the 1950s and 60s the house had been redecorated and the original bathrooms and kitchen replaced. We removed these later additions and set about uncovering the bones of this beautiful house and allowing it to breathe once more and reestablishing the close relationship between house and garden originally created by Unsworth and Triggs.
Decorations and furniture have been kept light and in keeping with the period and proportions of the house. A fresh but muted colour palette and minimal window treatments allow a full appreciation of the elegant proportions of the rooms and the garden and surrounding countryside.
The updated interior is intended to feel at once homely and ‘inevitable’ and in keeping with the house. The star of the show is without doubt and always will be the building itself and the garden around it.