10,000 sq ft – 930 m2
Family Home, 5 Bed
SBID International Awards 2015
Dating from 1901, this large Edwardian property is rooted in the Arts and Crafts movement. Maurizio was commissioned to restructure and redesign a beautiful family home set deep in the picturesque Surrey hills. Over four years Maurizio Pellizzoni spearheaded structural changes in the property to maximize the space and update the magnificent Edwardian property. Working closely with the architect to ensure space was used to maximum effect, Maurizio extended the original building to add a new double-height formal room, Orangery, three extra bathrooms and walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom. The brief was to recreate The Hamptons in the Surrey Hills, and Maurizio set about creating an upscale ‘American look’ that incorporated the owners’ many personal antiques and objects d’art. All the artworks were reframed for consistency and around 20 per cent of the furniture, including the kitchen, the balustrade in the hallway and all the sofas, was custom-made by Maurizio. Maurizio themed each bedroom around an existing antique piece, and extended the effortless comfort of the living rooms to two outdoors terraces.
The client was keen to incorporate existing pieces of furniture from various family trips abroad into the new design. These pieces were distributed amongst the rooms in the house, and used as the inspiration behind each room’s individual colour scheme and feel, creating an eclectic yet personal overall design aesthetic. Maurizio completely redesigned the kitchen alongside a local expert kitchen maker. Particular attention was paid to final details throughout the property in order to achieve a high-level of elegance and sophistication in the design, such as the beautifully crafted door handles by Charles Edwards. For the relaxed and informal living space, the client requested timeless nautical style that would also translate to a contemporary, English countryside setting. In order to achieve this, Maurizio designed a scheme inspired by the signature Hampton’s style, an effortless mix of smart tailoring, cool blue and neutral tones and natural materials. Maurizio worked to develop bespoke furniture pieces, which use local craft, materials and resources to reinforce the connection between the property and its location in the English countryside.
“Our home was a big project and there were many professionals involved but Maurizio was without question the most wonderful person to work with.
He was extremely efficient, unfailingly helpful, sensitive, and thoughtful and made the process fun. The fact that the house turned out to be so beautiful and that he is effortlessly stylish in his every thought was the icing on the cake. I would have happily had the same experience with him for a lesser result. This is how good he is to work with.
I now consider him a dear friend and hope we will have the opportunity to work together again one day on another big project. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to absolutely anyone who is interested in creating a first class environment in which to live and I look forward to seeing his career flourish as he so rightly deserves. “
Lynne & Alain Choo-Choy
The relaxed and informal living space has timeless nautical style that translates into a contemporary, English countryside setting. It is a scheme inspired by the signature Hampton’s style, an effortless mix of smart tailoring, cool blue and neutral tones and natural materials.
"We have recreated the American Hamptons in the middle of the very English hills of Surrey. The overall effect is cheerful, informal, a place where eclectism becomes harmony."
“The kitchen is fully bespoke – from the floor to the cabinetry, the ceiling and the handles. I spent months researching all the finer details to achieve the final look. It has a large Aga – the largest one on the market."
"Pellizzoni says it is one of the larger projects completed to date: “It is always a challenge to connect so many rooms and to make sure the design flows from room to room. I believe overall we managed to design each space with an individual flavour, while at the same time making sure there continuity between each room — this was done with the use of texture, colours and paying careful attention to all the details,” he says."
"His aim was to mix the coastal elegance of New England styling with the quintessentially British country look to create a perfect backdrop for relaxed living and entertaining - his design conjures up memories of summer days spent by the beach, while retaining an element of timeless English tradition and charm."
"When he was hired, the clients asked him profound changes in the décor: it should be luxurious yet relaxed. Therefore, the idea was daring, investing in timeless materials and Maurizio qualifies the outcome as contemporary English countryside. " It is a clever mix of neutral blue tones with natural materials ," he explains ."