One for the Ages

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The main house (above) was constructed over a period of time, and its facade pairs large-format sandstone on one side with brick-size stones on the other. In the structure’s library, a fireplace keeps its Victorian grate and carved stone mantel. The seating area includes a 19th-century black-lacquered wood-composite Chinese table and a custom linen sofa.

A 16-foot-long bronze wall distinguishes a second fireplace in the main house, where two Fendi chairs face a Christian Liaigre coffee table, also bronze. (Four fireplaces at the estate are gas; another three burn wood.) Additional seating in the room comes in the form of an L-shaped Poliform sofa, accompanied by a stacked resin Mrs. Lot side table from Julian Chichester and a Chinese coffee table.

Willowlamp’s stainless-steel-and-brass Faraway Tree chandelier dominates the main house’s dining area, where faux-suede chairs pull up to a custom stained-oak table.

Rest Easy

While the white-painted oak paneling that leads to the home’s main staircase (opposite) is original, the high-gloss stained-oak flooring is new. “What was there was just barely existing,” Barratt-Campbell notes. A new oak tabletop at the base of the stairs pairs with an antique cast-iron base from France. “It’s lovely to work with old elements and bring them to life again,” she adds.

Upstairs, in the 1,500-square-foot master suite, sand-hued linen upholsters a paneled headboard in the master bedroom. The soft viscose carpet extends to the dressing room, where a custom vanity with a cowhide stool conceals a mirror embossed in leather. An ottoman, also upholstered in linen, doubles as a storage container, and all wardrobes are custom. “These really beautiful drawers with glass fronts let you see everything inside,” Barratt-Campbell says.

Comfort and convenience take precedence in the master bath, where stainless-steel hot boxes keep towels warm and two steps lead to his-and-her showers. “I always try and do two—it is a necessity,” Barratt-Campbell explains. Two can likely also fit in the custom bathtub, which—at 7 feet long and 5 feet wide—is a palatial retreat in its own right. 

Fiona Barratt Interiors, +44.20.7731.3600, www.fionabarrattinteriors.com, www.fbc-london.com.

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