A Gothic revival former rectory in Somerset

Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2023 by KiM

The house had been decorated by the previous owners in a very bland neutral palette and layers of white gloss paint concealed the stone gothic windows. Revealing the wonderfully golden Ham stone hiding behind all those layers of paint set the tone for the decorative schemes which are strong and warm. The tired master bedroom suite was re-worked, enlarging the opening between the bedroom and dressing room allowing the east morning light to flood into the bedroom. The dressing room is lined with bespoke painted joinery with linen door panels, which flows over and underneath the windows creating deep window seats. The bathroom design centres around an original reconditioned art deco double basin, paired with a free-standing Water Monopoly bath under the window. In the entrance hall we used bespoke painted panelling to unite a variety of different door, window and ceiling heights and differing door styles. On the 2nd floor we created a teenage hangout making use of an underused and tricky roof space.
I love that the original details were uncovered or maintained and the home modernized for how we live today. Designed by Studio Bizley. Photos: Emma Lewis

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