A coffee-coloured frontage with arched windows framed by white masonry makes for an aptly old-world welcome to this historical home. Ionic columns flank the impressive entrance. Inside, a gallery of curious artwork and reclaimed materials spans four floors of living space crafted by design studio Retrouvius
On the ground floor, the concept of a farmhouse kitchen has been expanded and elevated. Arranged around an island, this generous space combines Jonathan Yeo wallpaper, reclaimed cabinetry and drawer fronts from the old V&A Museum. Overhead, exposed wood beams set a rustic mood. Prepare a meal on the Lacanche range oven then dine at the distinctive natural stone table.
Mustard-orange walls wear golden tones as a lantern skylight crowns the dining space, pouring in natural light. Stone flooring flows to bi-fold doors. These draw back to grant access to a leafy split-level garden. Family life plays out across its lush lawns and shaded corners.
A distinguished reception room takes the first floor. Grounded by a period fireplace, the space is optimised for conversation and replete with myriad talking points. Eye-catching artwork fills the walls while linen cushions from Laz Emporium wear intriguing silkscreen prints. Conversate over coffee with friends or sit down with a good book and while away the afternoon in a design-led space. European oak herringbone flooring sweeps over to two large windows which flood the room with light. An additional reception serves as a children’s living room.
The refined palette of materials continues across the home’s bedrooms. Set on the top floor, the principal suite was influenced by a Parisian apartment. A geometric motif stretches over the walls and ceiling, which features brass-accented orb lights. Two large glass doors lead to dual Juliette balconies. With church and garden views, it is a tranquil space with the feel of a country escape. Its en suite bathrooms enjoys a freestanding rolltop bathtub, a washstand basin and marble tiles.
Three further bedrooms combine considered design details and repurposed materials to create layers of texture. A playful family bathroom pairs a London Underground theme with a distinctive red floor.
Nannying and cleaning services can be provided by the onside housekeeper, who resides in a self-contained garden studio.