This imposing manor house in Richmond, London typifies Roses’ sensitive approach to the restoration of an important listed building, originally built during the reign of Charles 11 then extended during the Georgian period.
Taking her queue from the purity of the houses historic features, the wide oak boards, impressive Adam fireplaces and cornicing, Rose embarked on a process of peeling away subsequent decorative layers to reveal the buildings’ original proportion and authentic spirit.
This is a light filled, restful family home where the past and the present harmoniously co-exist, with calm uncluttered spaces and an understated atmosphere of refinement and elegance. Modern luxury is respectfully and unobtrusively integrated within the structure of the old building.
The subtle sunny palette and organic textures of marble, wood, slate and linen contribute warmth, authenticity, and serenity. An important collection of African art injects a contemporary energy, juxtaposed with the more traditional Georgian elements of furniture and panelling.
This masterful blend of traditional and modern materials, artworks and finishes and striking combinations of antique with contemporary pieces, including many of Rose’s own design –has resulted in an effortlessly comfortable retreat, celebrating the building’s historical integrity whilst delivering a timeless modernity and freshness.