Wings Place, sometimes referred to as ”Anne of Cleves House’, is one of the very few Grade I listed houses in private ownership in Sussex. The property is steeped in history and has been described as one of the best timber framed Tudor houses in the county. Wings Place is architecturally typical of the Tudor era, being timber framed with handsome characteristics including a striking gable to the northern aspect with oversailing to the first floor, ornamental timbers and carved bargeboards, together with tall brick chimneys and leaded light casement windows. Internally, the characterful yet spacious accommodation benefits from excellent ceiling heights and is arranged over three floors, with wonderful oak joinery, two oak staircases and several 16th Century inglenook fireplaces. The property is superbly appointed; sympathetically blending a wealth of original period features with quality, modern fixtures and fittings. (Photos: Adam Firman)
This gorgeous and historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4 reception room home is for sale via Jackson-Stops for £2,250,000. I used to think Tudor homes were very dark and….harsh is I guess a reasonable word to use. Now I think all those wood beams and angles make this style so full of character.
Nestled in the picturesque Berkshire countryside, this Rectory home has a story to tell. Emma Milne Interiors were entrusted to infuse fresh life into this historic gem. The scope of work included the heart of the home – kitchen, pantry, utility and boot rooms. It was all about balancing modern functionality with period charm. Bold colour, the quirks and original surfaces of this old space, the organic textures. With British Standard Cupboards they crafted a timeless kitchen that marries style and substance. The result? A vibrant, functional gem.
Photography by Hana Snow.
This is Ben and Charlie’s own house, tucked away on an estuary in the far west coast of Scotland. Ben and Charlie found the tiny pair of buildings – a Victorian two-roomed cottage and a much early stone bothy – in derelict and unloved condition – in 2018, after a long search for something untouched and unspoiled. The Victorian cottage had intact match boarding to the interiors, and we took the decision to keep this completely intact – re-wiring the two rooms with simple galvanised surface mounted conduit in order not to damage the historic interior. The stone bothy was stripped back to rough stone walls. Both buildings have been furnished with a different atmosphere to suit their age and character. The bothy forms a simple, basic kitchen, and the cottage contains a tiny sitting room and bedroom. There is as yet no running water or heating, but in 2023 Ben and Charlie are building a third new bothy to the west of the two original houses to provide a little more creature comfort.
This is so beautiful I could cry. Ben Pentreath must feel privileged to be the proprietor of such a magical space.
This rustic and utterly fabulous home is that of another designer over at HÁM Interiors, founder Tom Cox. Tongue and cheek rustic cottage, yet this design firm always manages to pull off some level of “really cool”.
Our founder Tom Cox fulfilled a long-time dream of owning a secluded farmhouse in Devon. He’s filled it with art, antiques, and furniture that reflect the Cox family’s design aesthetic and his love of nature. The farmhouse, cottage, and outdoor kitchen provide a cosy, inviting space for Tom, his family, and friends to escape and relax in comfort.
Up there with my love of converted churches is my love of converted barns. I might even love barns more because of the rustic, casual nature of their structures. “The Grateful Farm” in the Hudson Valley was built in the 1920s and purchased days before the pandemic as a weekend retreat but it sounds like the owners moved in and never left. How could you leave this picturesque scene and all that open space?! Lori Paranjape created an ideal hangout/sleepover/casual home that I know I could never leave, and you probably have to drag your guests out kicking and screaming. Photos: Andy Ryan