One for the Ages

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    Past weaves with present in a family home in the English countryside. Photo by Ray Main
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    The 4,000 square foot addition Photo by Ray Main
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    “It hadn’t been touched since the 1940s.  .  .  . It was that bad—a one-lightbulb- in-each-room situation.” —Designer Fiona Barratt-Campbell Photo by Ray Main
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    The 4,000-square-foot addition Photo by Ray Main
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    The 4,000-square-foot addition Photo by Ray Main
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    The 4,000-square-foot addition floating mezzanine with a living area Photo by Ray Main
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    The 4,000-square-foot addition dining area Photo by Ray Main
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    railroad ties Photo by Ray Main
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    Sourced from Northumberland, railroad ties are prolific, used for the table and benches in the stone courtyard Photo by Ray Main
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    The Converted Barn with 23-foot high ceilings Photo by Ray Main
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    The barn's second level Photo by Ray Main
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    o strengthen the barn’s structure, steel cable ties are strung among the oak trusses above the polished-cast-concrete pool Photo by Ray Main
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    Oak trusses also cross the roof of a bathroom Photo by Ray Main
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    Barratt-Campbell discovered a 1960s Murano glass chandelier, which hangs in the formal living area, at Alfies Antique Market in London. Elegant original Georgian paneling is newly upholstered in gray faux suede. Photo by Ray Main
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    The main house Photo by Ray Main
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    Second Fireplace Photo by Ray Main
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    The Library Photo by Ray Main
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    The Library Photo by Ray Main
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    Willowlamp’s stainless-steel-and-brass Faraway Tree chandelier Photo by Ray Main
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    “What was there was just barely existing. . . . It’s lovely to work with old elements and bring them to life again.” —Designer Fiona Barratt-Campbell Photo by Ray Main
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    Master Suite Photo by Ray Main
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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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