Interior designers Clarence & Graves have restored a unique apartment that is set in a historic country residence. They restored the home to its former glory and added bright colors and wallpapers to turn this historic house into a unique home.
The apartment is located in Redlynch House on the outskirts of Bruton, a charming village in the English county of Somerset. The house is located over two floors, and the four-bedroom home spans over 4,500 sq ft of living space.
Clarence & Graves reinstated the original proportions through a conservation-led remodel that has both enhanced and revealed period details. Stud walls were removed, new full-height, period-appropriate doors were carefully crafted by a local carpenter, and reclaimed Georgian floorboards were laid in the kitchen.
The main drawing room is comfortable with walls painted in a “Blue Gray” shade by Farrow & Ball.
Between the drawing room and the kitchen lies a small room that is now used as a home office. The wallpaper, which can also be found in the utility room, is from House of Hackney. The pastel checkerboard floor tiles are sourced from a hacienda in Seville.
The kitchen is the (colorful) heart of the home. The walls are painted in “Muga” by Paint and Paper Library, paired with a blue deVOL kitchen that Clarence and Graves designed in collaboration with the designers of deVOL.
On the floor lie Lassco-sourced reclaimed Georgian floorboards.
Red and white striped wallpaper by Ralph Lauren serves as a bold backsplash in this colorful kitchen.
No English country kitchen is complete without an Aga stove. Two wall sconces with candles flank the stove, and Spanish tiles salvaged from a farmhouse lie on the floor.
The wide hallway from the apartment’s front door leads you to this utility room/boot room. The room has cupboards for coats and shoes and a Lefroy Brooks sink that is set in coral-painted DeVOL cabinets.
The dining room has an elegant fireplace with a raised hearth that is inspired by the open fires found in traditional Italian kitchens. The walls are painted in “Dead Salmon” by Farrow and Ball.
The house has a second drawing room with bespoke library shelving centered around a large screen. The walls are painted in ‘Green Smoke’ by Farrow & Ball.
The room features a Clarence & Graves fireplace made from local stone, lined with reclaimed checkerboard tiles.
The bathroom has a wow factor. It has a deep antique French château bathtub, discovered by the owners in Bordeaux, that is complimented with nickel taps from Aston Mathews. Above the bath is an Orange Blossom wallpaper by Cole & Son.
The country house is surrounded by 25 idyllic acres of well-kept estate land. It has a tennis court with breathtaking views across rolling fields and a heated swimming pool bordered by historic roses.
The grounds include designs by Edwin Lutyens, who remodeled the house and gardens in 1913.
This gorgeous apartment in a historic house is now for sale at Inigo.