18th Century Manor House with Traditional Kitchen

by Sarah Preece

An incredible 18th century Cotswold country manor house, lovingly restored in the style of its heritage with kitchen, pantry and utility rooms in separate adjacent spaces.  The brief for the kitchen was to reflect the building with hand built cabinets using traditional materials.  We added a small beaded moulding to the Oak frames and used plenty of exposed Oak which we darkened bringing out the natural tannins in the wood.  The units were then hand painted using historical hand mixed paints from the Paper and Paints company.  We completed the look, with a nod to the 21st century, with ultra modern concrete worktops and an Everhot electric range cooker.



Project Information


Perimeter unitsPaper & Paints HC 12 Egyptian Grey.
Centre IslandPaper & Paints SC 380 Pure Grey 10.


Perimeter – Concrete
Centre Island
– Aged Oak- darkened with Ammonia.


Range – Existing Everhot
OvenBosch steam oven – HBC24D553B
Fridge Freezer – Exsisting
DishwasherNeff S51M63X2GB dishwasher
MicrowaveAEG MC2664E-W Built-in Solo Microwave
SinkShaws Classic Belfast 600 sink
TapTre Mercati French classic tap
Warming DrawerBosch  HSC1406521B


Tiles – Metro tiles, supplied by client
Flooring – Imported from a French Chateau, supplied by client.
Wall Paint Colour – Unknown, supplied by client

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