This house in Buckinghamshire, bought by our international clients for their move to the UK, is a contemporary take on a traditional English country house. Grade II listed with landscaped grounds and south-facing views of the rolling hills beyond, the original interior was completely stripped out in favour of a more modern, simple aesthetic.
Working with Oxford contractors Symm, doorways were heightened, the original staircase removed and replaced with cantilevered stone treads and the hallway wrapped with stained oak panelling. In addition to the bespoke joinery, much of the furniture was also commissioned specially for the project. A leather “rug” was inset into the timber floor under a bespoke dining table and an oval bath in the master bathroom was carved from a quarried piece of stone selected specifically for the purpose, before being craned through a hole in the roof that was opened up for access.
Using a soft palette of natural materials from polished plastered walls, to lime washed oak floors, silk rugs and a range of beautifully tactile soft fabrics the interiors are understated yet luxurious; giving a perfect place from which to enjoy the view.