homify 360: An English country home

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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We all dream of a country home, a place we can go to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, to enjoy the stillness and tranquillity of the countryside. This should be a home that is snug and welcoming, the kind of place where you never mind returning to sit by a crackling fire when the rain drives you in from your walk. It is a home that is perfect for cosy country Christmases, but where you can also imagine passing long summer afternoon roaming around the fields. Today on homify 360, we take a look at such a country house.

A former farmhouse

This home began its life as a farmhouse, nestled inbetween the hills of the Eden Valley. The building was then converted into a family home, with Linda Joseph Interiors chosen to do the interior design. As you can see, however, the outside retains its traditional farmhouse appearance, sticking to a boxy, rectangular shape that is perfectly suited to its setting. The stone facades, together with the colour of the roof and the charming wooden fence, give the house a natural, earthy look that blends well with its environment.

Country kitchen

Here we see the embodiment of the perfect country kitchen. The round, wooden table (complete with freshly baked bread!) is homey and welcoming, inviting us to pull up a chair for a pot of tea. Some details, however, add just a hint of modern sensibilities. The abundance of white and the exposed white brick work ensure that the space maintains a slight contemporary edge.

Rustic charm

This tastefully designed living room is the epitome of rustic charm. Again, modern elements like the shape of the chairs and their metal embellishments show that the decorators are well up to date on current trends, however, the overall feel remains one of classic, old-world comfort. The colours of the furniture are kept neutral, complementing and highlighting the exposed stone wall.

A friendly library

What country house would be complete without a library to help provide entertainment and adventure on those rainy days? Just past the living room, we are greeted by beautiful built-in bookshelves that hold an impressive collection. The warm wood tones of the shelves match the colour of the doorframe and exposed beams above, giving the space a snug, friendly feel.

A sophisticated palette

As we enter the bedroom, the palette changes slightly. Here, the exposed beams are a sophisticated dark wood instead of light. This small shift makes the bedroom a space that feels elegant and restful, the perfect place to drift off to sleep.

Luxurious bathroom

The bathroom continues the colour scheme of the bedroom, echoing the colour of the beams with a dark floor tile. The large, luxurious tub seems like the perfect place for a soak after a long day of work in the garden.

A sunny spot

At the back of the home, a large sun porch lets in the light, providing another cosy living space to sit with your book. This room is especially useful during the colder parts of the year, as it allows the inhabitants to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors and the sunlight without having the endure the cold.

A spacious deck

From the back of the house, we can see one of its nicest features: a wide, expansive deck. Its weathered wood matches the look of the natural stone, and provides a lovely contrast with the stunning sky and green fields that surround the house. The excess space provide plenty of room for outdoor dining and living.

The surroundings

Before leaving this house, we could not resist showing you the view of the scenery around it. Imagine admiring this view through the sunroom windows every morning!

What do you think of this country home? Is this somewhere you would like to live? Let us know in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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