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Druidsmere House is an imposing four storey property characterised by its tall red sandstone walls and prominent corner turrets. The house was constructed in 1885. Druidsmere House is situated, along with four cottages (one disused), on a site of about 31 acres. The Lodge is a delightful cottage situated at the entrance gates to Druidsmere. It has a sitting room, dining kitchen and an en suite bedroom. Stables Cottage is a 2/3-bedroom cottage situated at one end of the former stables, coach house and outbuildings in the grounds of Druidsmere. Attached to the cottage is the former coach house, tack room and stables, with loft above. There are some lovely original features inside the old stables. A corrugated iron barn and carport attached to one end are currently used for storing garden machinery. Gardener’s Cottage is a charming one-bedroom cottage with a sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom. The cottage has a south facing position in the woodland behind the main house. There’s the School House: formerly known as the Engine House and at one time used as a nursery school, and White Loch is a very picturesque loch and attracts a variety of wildfowl as well as a family of beavers and is stocked with trout.
This 11 bedroom, 9 bathroom, over 10,000 sq ft home is a real beauty inside and out. I’m sold just on that greenhouse alone. Listed via Savills for £1,500,000.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 4 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Etude Notarial by Claude Cartier.

A narrative of scale and tactility, of tradition and family life, artefacts and generous living. Pared back yet aesthetically layered. A former ballet school turned townhouse in the heart of The Hague brought to life by Avenue Design Studio.

Barcelona cool

Posted on Fri, 3 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s not just how wonderfully cool this Barcelona apartment would be in the Spanish heat but how fabulously cool (as in awesome) it is.  White walls on white tiles, rooms that open and close, walls of books and a terrace that beckons just past the doors. Simplicity and authenticy. Monterols by interior designers Conti, Cert.

Photography by Salva López

Lauren Lothrop Caron of Studio Laloc added soooo much warmth, personality and inviting touches to this historic Capitol Hill, Seattle home that I could not love it more. Lots of vintage finds, the most beautiful custom made sofa in a unique fabric (‘Flying Ducks Velvet’ by Mulberry Home), a dining room wrapped in Willian Morris wallpaper, the prettiest pink bedroom….I could definitively move right in.