Having been modernised by the addition of a Westbury Orangery, it’s hard to imagine this home without the extra living space provided by the perfectly proportioned timber structure; Concealed below an immaculate natural haven, at the foot of a solid stone staircase.
The Orangery features 2-sides of joinery, finished in the shade Westbury White with Satin Nickel ironmongery. The Heritage windows look out upon a display of vibrant fuchsias and beautiful brickwork, and two large bi-folding doors condense into concertinaed stacks, revealing a flush floor level between the internal and external spaces. Allowing for a full immersion into this idyllic natural escape.
The homeowners’ love of the outdoors flows throughout their home, through the exquisite diptych landscapes painted by Jane Rist, end tables artistically crafted from solid slabs of petrified wood, and the enchanting sea-blue of the stoneware bowls by Emma Hiles. The most striking connection of all being the vibrant natural light and views of the passing clouds above the large rectangular roof lanterns.
Descending gracefully from one of the roof lanterns are delicate glass droplets that twinkle melodically in the breeze that moves gently through the automatic roof vents. Enabling warm air to escape in the summer months and alleviating heat build-up.
Our aim was to create a space to enjoy the passing of time, a different pace of life, and absorb the beauty and calmness of nature. For us, witnessing the positive impact the new orangery has had on the homeowners at Fuchsia House has been incredibly rewarding.