CHARM AND GRACE

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This home pro­vides ac­cess to a sim­pler ru­ral life of charm­ing lo­cal pubs, an­tique fairs and vil­lage events. The stun­ning lo­ca­tion was in­stru­men­tal in Paul’s (the owner’s), de­ci­sion to buy his stun­ning fam­ily home at the lux­ury ru­ral de­vel­op­ment, The Lakes By YOO.

The build­ing was built as part of the award-win­ning Lakes de­vel­op­ment, which is a joint ven­ture be­tween YOO Ltd and The Raven Group – two lead­ers in their fields at the fore­front of lux­ury real es­tate de­vel­op­ment. Paul, who splits his time be­tween Ber­muda and the UK, wanted to cre­ate a lux­ury re­treat with all the trap­pings of sim­ple mod­ernist liv­ing with a beau­ti­ful lux­u­ri­ous edge.

He turned to the ser­vices of Hamil­ford De­sign to cre­ate a unique in­te­rior, com­plete with be­spoke fix­tures, fit­tings that re­flected in­di­vid­ual style and his love of strik­ing con­tem­po­rary mod­ern art and de­sign. The dra­matic set­ting of the house be­side a lake in The Cotswolds is brought into the in­te­ri­ors through floor to ceil­ing win­dows, and is re­flected in Hamil­ford De­sign’s choice of colour pal­ette, ma­te­ri­als and de­sign. Although thor­oughly mod­ern, the ma­te­ri­als used and the struc­tured ap­proach to fur­nish­ings are el­e­men­tal in their nod to na­ture and the ru­ral coun­try en­vi­ron­ment. Op­u­lent and lux­u­ri­ously glossy fin­ishes are seam­lessly com­ple­mented by nat­u­ral tones in the form of wood, leather and aged met­als, and sim­ple, but strik­ing set of com­ple­men­tary colours.

The ground floor of the house of­fers an epic en­trance hall with com­mis­sioned light­ing and the first of one of many pieces of beau­ti­ful art­work col­lected by Paul, who’s busi­ness is in high-end ad­ver­tis­ing re­pro­graph­ics. Paul’s love of the vis­ually strik­ing and orig­i­nal is shown in his se­lec­tion of art­works, but also in his taste in ex­quis­ite fur­ni­ture.

Many of the pieces through­out the house were spec­i­fied and de­signed by Hamil­ford De­sign, whose sig­na­ture look of mod­ern lux­ury is seen right through­out the house, from the small­est de­tails (such as door hinges and light switches), through the metic­u­lous use of hand crafted wall cov­er­ings, be­spoke mixed paint colours and lux­u­ri­ant fab­rics. As you en­ter the home, to your right hand side is the amaz­ing home spa. Com­plete with ox­i­dised iron tiling in the shower and around the gi­ant spa bath, with dou­ble height space, it’s a room for re­lax­ing, en­joy­ing treat­ments, and pure deca­dence. The doors from the spa open out onto the ex­pan­sive and cap­ti­vat­ing wa­ter deck­ing area.

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