This beautiful country property dates back to the 16th Century and is listed as a Historic Building of Kent. The Tudor parts of the house have exposed beams, uneven walls and floors and other features such as prison bars and slightly spooky one legged man door knockers. There are also two large extensions from Victorian and Georgian times which give the house numerous large rooms with high ceilings and windows.
The challenge of the full house refurbishment was to retain the different periods’ character and yet create a seamless flow that would also take into consideration a modern family lifestyle. The owner’s personal taste and love of antiques was always prioritised over trends and provided opportunities to scour antique shops, markets and auctions for interesting pieces which made the house elegant, unique yet traditional.
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression !! The front door of this grand country house has been given a new lease of life by painting the outdated "orange" wood in a subtle and elegant green. The look is further enhanced by the topiary in antique stone plant holders.
This is a tucked away corner in the kitchen/dining area which was previously unused. Now it feels inviting, light and homely. It also increases the seating space making it more comfortable for larger number of guest.
The perfect Georgian library with large windows and a high ceiling has provided an opportunity to make a statement with bold and dark red walls. The antiques and battered Chesterfield sofa create atmosphere of an old gentleman's club and formal library as well as a warm and cozy reading room.