CHARM AND GRACE
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.