Classic Farmhouse

Set amongst acres of Dartmoor farmland this traditional farm dates back to the 16th century. More recent buildings were rebuilt in the early 1900’s and were in need of extensive refurbishment.

We got the call to go and visit this glorious property to see how we could redesign the kitchen and dining room which are contained to the west of the house and include a huge 16th century inglenook fireplace as the centrepiece.

Working with a mix of very old and relatively recent provided great scope for kitchen design in this traditional Devon home. The client selected the colours to be used and we set about designing kitchen cabinetry and an island to fill the spacious kitchen and dining area.

The handmade wooden cabinets are finished in Farrow and Balls light blue and we used Yester home antique brass cup and knob handles for a simple functional look. The cupboards and kitchen island are topped with beautiful white Carrara marble which complement the twin Belfast sink installed below the window.

The kitchen island provides a multitude of useful storage space and a good-sized area for food preparation. The mix of wooden drawers and cupboards help to keep the kitchen clutter free, while low level end rack storage provides space for larger items that are needed regularly.

The kitchen island is finished in Farrow and Balls Porphyry Pink paint to compliment the blinds and soft furnishing. An Aga sits in the heart of the kitchen and a modern oven is nestled in alongside to provide a more flexible cooking arrangement. A classic Barnes Kitchen hood sits over the Aga and contains an extractor for the hob.

The lime stone tiled flooring blends in beautifully with the enormous inglenook fireplace which commands the dining area giving a real feel of grandeur.

We were pleased to be working with local architect Van Ellen + Sheryn to breathe new life in to this fabulous Devon home. More of the house and kitchen redesign can be seen here.