Displaying posts labeled "Gothic"

Moody hues in a penthouse by Jane Hallworth

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2022 by KiM

A cinematic color palette of olive green distemper is the interior version of a camera obscura; moody hues urge one to focus attention on a world beyond – city lights and formidable views –before turning your attention to the crafted interior. Designed specifically for entertaining, this space is intimate during the day and dashing at night. In this 4,000 square foot space, a gathering of people and fine art by masters such as Louis Bourgeois, Mark Grotjahn and Jean Dubuffet mix well in purposefully rustic, modern comfort.  A layered collection of textured textiles, industrial, antique and modern pieces contrast the sleek lines of this penthouse, creating an environment that is at once studious and negligently glamorous.
I love this industrial, rustic and edgy look. Designed by Jane Hallworth.

A 15th century château in Romorantin, France

Posted on Sun, 14 Aug 2022 by KiM

Built at the end of the 15th century by architect Jacques de Persigny for Lord Philippe du Moulin as a reward for having saved the life of King Charles VIII during the Battle of Fornoue in 1495, this castle located on almost 100 acres has a quadriform plan, surrounded by a moat and flanked by circular towers at each of its corners. It consists of two buildings, the dwelling (420sqm over 5 stories) and the manor house, which are accessed by a drawbridge, now dormant, defended by an entrance gatehouse with a postern and flanked by two towers. The outbuildings face the entrance châtelet and form a U-shaped courtyard. They comprise of a 3 bedroom caretaker’s cottage, a house known as the “vegetable garden” built of bricks under tiles, comprising various rooms for storing equipment, vegetable store and garage with an attic above, and a former stables with 6 stalls and a garage that could house several cars, with 9 bedrooms above. There is also a laundry building and an orangery.
A castle completely surrounded by a moat?! I can’t even begin to wonder how magical owning this would be… For sale for 1,976,000 € via Cabinet Le Nail.

Glandyfi Castle

Posted on Sun, 13 Mar 2022 by KiM

Glandyfi Castle – A magnificent and stunningly restored Regency/Gothic Castle built in the early 19th Century, the castle stands high on a beautifully wooded hillside from where it enjoys far reaching views across the glorious Dovey Estuary to the Mountains of Snowdonia National Park (northwest Wales). The Castle, built of local stone and slate with mullion windows, square, round and octagonal towers and impressive chimneys, has been recently renovated throughout. The medieval stone courtyard with its immense stone walls now has a glass roof creating a stunning atrium ideal for dining, sitting and large- scale entertaining. The upstairs has nine double bedrooms, all complimented by their own bathrooms. This property has 31.43 acres of land. There is a range of former barns set away from the main residence which have the potential to be converted to residential or other usage.
This home has incredible bones and a view that is spectacular. The decor is mostly unfortunate and I am horrified at the kitchen and bathroom but otherwise a stunner. For sale via Strutt & Parker.

The Old Manor

Posted on Tue, 1 Feb 2022 by KiM

What a dream! Houses like this make me want to cry they’re so beautiful. This magnificent seven-bedroom, Grade I-listed house occupies an excellent position in the sought-after village of Croscombe, at the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The interior is replete with exquisite architectural features, ecclesiastical motifs and Palladian cornicing. Internal living space extends to over 4,500 sq ft across three storeys, with further opportunity to convert the adjoining coach house and attic rooms. The Old Manor is thought to have been built in 1460, originally as a rectorial manor house. The house is characterised by roughcast, limewashed walls and a magnificent Tudor chimney pot. For sale via Inigo.

Some photos by Tom Griffiths

Modern glam in a renovated New York home

Posted on Tue, 23 Nov 2021 by KiM

This stately, elegant home in Old Westbury, New York, was designed by Michelle Gerson who played up the elegance of the architecture and went balls to the wall with it. It is modern, sophisticated and imbued with a glamorous WOW factor room by room. (Photos: Douglas Friedman & Howard W. Christian)