Kentish Farmhouse Refurbishment
This was an extensive project which consisted of a full refurbishment of a farmhouse, situated in the Kent Downs AONB.
The original part of the farmhouse dates back to The Domesday Book, and has subsequently been added to over the centuries - so it was absolutely bursting with historical features and full of character.
The brief was to give the property more light, more life, inject a touch of fun and whimsical quirk but still retaining and enhancing the period features. The client hadn't touched the house since the 70's - so it was very dark, dated and had no personality.
The works which were carried out consisted of a new kitchen and utility room, bespoke fireplace surrounds in the formal drawing room - these were designed by Holly Christian and the panels hand carved by Francois Loudwig, new lighting and decorations throughout the entire property, a new bar area, a morning room for coffee, new upholstery and soft furnishings, a bespoke leather window seat in the library with hidden storage, a new master ensuite bathroom, a new floor in the loft space with bedroom and bathroom, a hat room, new carpets, bespoke joinery for a home office and meeting room, a fully functioning wine cellar... the list goes on.
The house has been transformed, and has taken on a new life, but still retaining those distinctive heritage materials and forms.