This private residence is a wonderfully restored 18th century mansion, sitting beautifully in the heart of the Northern England countryside.
The residential project features traditional interior design elements alongside historic original room features and quirks throughout. This style has been synonymous with the British country cottage for centuries and remains popular – the approach has become incredibly popular throughout the United States and Canada too, with no signs of slowing down.
Collaboration began with our Woodworks team to make sure the flooring fit perfectly and complemented the historic, traditional architecture and design throughout the property. All whilst providing a striking and statement wood flooring solution for the library and orangery.
After discussing the project’s requirements, samples were provided to the client, who even visited our workshops to see their flooring selections on a much larger scale.
Ruskin planks and Parquet de Versailles panels were specified for the two rooms. The Versailles panels and planks were combined inside the Orangery, leading through to planks running the length of the library, both of which granting a truly authentic feel and filling the space with historical impact and individuality.
The wood used to craft the extraordinary Ruskin is 400-year-old French Oak. It’s an extremely scarce resource which has been restored by our artisan craftsmen here in our English workshop to ensure that it will be enjoyed for many more centuries.
By using this antique oak throughout the downstairs of the home, the architect and client have created an encompassing and relaxing space that links both residents and guests back to the natural and historical world.