Small House, Stone House Dragonwood Boat House A lakeside stone guest house in Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom. More info. here. rutlandstone houseuk by Steven Previous Post Next Post
Love, love, love!
Love the color that pops with the white walls. The design is gorgeous and made more so by the decorating.
An absolute jewel !
ugh. hate the modern decor 🙁 Just don’t like it in that house!
I’m with Dana. Post Modern on top of Elizabethan classical is a wrong turn; it feels dis-harmonious. And those neon colors! I also mourn that they tore out the entry way; the foyer, to make it more of an open floor plan. The reason for the foyer was to act as a wind/cold break. Why do people feel compelled to destroy the past instead of celebrating it? For a while, I attended a well-known and rather prestigious school of interior design. It is the schools such as Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons (in NYC) and Pratt (in Brooklyn) that are teaching this sacrilege. This is the misguided thinking of design schools to see everything with a Post Modern eye. Modern and Post Modern need to have their own special settings, but to blindly and ignorantly destroy the natural beauty of this Elizabethan charmer is heartbreaking. I’m with the Prince of Wales; save the past, restore it and relish it where you are lucky enough to find it.
Well said Lisa. I love the looks of the stone Elizabethan but the interior left me cold. I am sure the juxtaposition appeals to some but just not me. I do enjoy the open floor plan but would like to see more traditional time sensitive pieces. But then again if someone gave it to me, I would take it!!
The exterior of the cottage is very charming, however the interior design is completely devoid of personality, and warmth. When approaching the cottage from the exterior, one gets a vision of warmth a quiet relaxation, a shelter from the storm, or a warm hearth on a cold winters day, but when you see the interior none of that is reflected. Instead you find a cold, uninviting lifeless interior design. Perhaps to some the stark differences between the outward warmth and inner frigidity might appear to be interesting, but personally I find it sadly disappointing. A complete wrong turn and a disastrous interior design have completely ruined what would have otherwise been a real treasure. It just tries too hard to be “modern” especially when modern just doesn’t fit, or belong in this instance. In some very rare cases, older architecture can accommodate modern interiors, however in this particular case it has created a worst case scenario of what to absolutely NOT do. Whomever designed this interior should not be doing design at all. They obviously do not have a clue what kind of things to do and not do in appropriate contexts. Epic fail and its really sad to see something gone this badly awry. It needs a complete interior renovation.