9,000 sq ft – 835 m2
Family Home, 6 bed
SBID International Awards 2014
King James I frequented this Grade II listed hunting lodge in the fifteenth century. In 1912, it was remodeled and extended by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who added a ballroom with signature domes. Maurizio Pellizzoni’s brief was to refurbish the interiors of key rooms in the house, including the Georgian Room, the Ballroom, the master bedroom and two guest bedrooms. Maurizio took the history of each room and the artworks in it as a starting point and added new furniture, bespoke pieces and antiques, some of which were already there. The result is a warm family home that bears the stamp of its owners’ individual taste and the building’s rich history.
"Paul Cézanne once said: “It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” True, but imagine leaving your stamp on a Monet or Renoir. Perhaps the same could be said in that regard. Interior design extraordinaire Maurizio Pellizzoni may not have been adding to an Impressionist masterpiece, but he was asked to bring a 15th- century, Grade II-listed building into the 21st century, and that in itself is no small feat."