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.
A stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament, on one of the finest early Georgian streets in London, is this beautiful pair of houses that in 1906 had been combined to form a single dwelling. We remodelled the whole house, moving the kitchen and bathrooms, restoring the staircase, putting back panelling, replacing walls that had been taken down. The interiors are intentionally simple, drawing on the original early 18th century character of the rooms, but with a playful sense of pattern, and a palimpsest of history, running through its veins. We used extensive fabrics and papers from Watts of Westminster, Morris & Co and Robert Kime in developing a palette of soft, calm greys, taupes and greens, with splashes of burned red, yellow and Prussian blue throughout. The garden was completely remodelled by Pip Morrison and we designed a metal glasshouse at the corner of the garden which catches the rays of the evening sun.
Another timeless beauty designed by Ben Pentreath, where I could move right in as it is with simply my clothes, the husband and cats.
This other-worldly château in Bourg Achard, Caumont, France is a total dream. 600 sq. m of living space, as well as a 228425 sq. m of gardens. There are 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a caretaker’s house (and a guest house?), the landscaping is impeccable and magazine-worthy and the interior is like stepping back in time, and quite beautifully designed which is unexpected compared to most châteaus I come across. (Also gimme all the terracotta hex tile flooring!!!) It does not appear like you would need to do a thing but move in! For sale via Sotheby’s for 2,700,000 €.
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 18th century home located on 10 acres in Hampshire is almost beyond words it’s so beautiful. Those gothic windows and that roof detail that I don’t even know what the proper terminology is for it. And then your jaw drops as soon as you walk through the also beautiful front door. Designer Nels Crosthwaite Eyre has the honour of living in this home and she did it justice with the mostly period English country decor with other unexpected touches like Asian style chairs in the foyer and dining room chairs that are a bit mid-century. And there’s a fish pond. I am in love 🙂