Northumberland Manor House Tucked into the countryside, a Georgian manor house seamlessly blends the needs of family life with the more formal style its architecture encourages.
When the new owners bought the house, the kitchen came with a prized La Cornue range. The resulting design works with the impactful cooker, which sits in the centre of the room. Our Spitalfields cupboards, delicately painted in ‘Silver Polish’ are joined by Queen Anne-style wall cupboards, glazed and detailed with small antique brass knobs. A sink fashioned from Carrara marble is balanced by a Bianca Eclipsia worktop with Hanbury doors below. Seeking to utilise borrowed light, custom glazed screens, painted in ‘Mash’ section the room, creating spaces that flow from one to the next.
This discrete and well-proportioned use of ancillary spaces make for a butler’s pantry, second pantry, and scullery all in concert with the kitchen. Deep cupboards and open shelving on Queen Anne brackets decorate the pantry while a ladder, painted in ‘Woollen Flump’ gloss, is at the ready to reach the high-up spaces. Here the glazed panels let light flow from one area to the next and lead you to the butler’s pantry with its deep sink and dishwasher under a Carrara marble worktop. A separate fridge and freezer are neatly hidden from view. The second pantry stores tableware and serving pieces with another smaller ladder to hand. A very grand Dutch Larder, painted in ‘Kipper’, is poised near the dining table, acting as a bar and when opened, offering a pop of colour as a surprise element, painted in Plain English ‘Boiled Egg’.