Utopia    Feature 01 Sep 2015

Gothic Victorian Manor House in Bristol, Somerset, undergoes dramatic restoration project

This gothic abode in Bristol, Somerset, features a stunning church-like tower that was once part of a Victorian manor house. Restoration of the property saw the installation of a bespoke open-plan Shaker kitchen from Tom Howley. The kitchen sits in a light-filled annex, which embraces the existing architecture of the unique building. Kitchens from £35,000. tomhowley.co.uk


Always fancied living somewhere a bit different? Maybe in an unusual, somewhat quirky home? And (when daydreaming of winning the lottery) also in a stunning location? One thing these spaces have in common is that they’re all individual and personal – and pretty awesome!


Make your dreams come true – first find the right property and location. If you don’t have the budget fora crenellated tower or interior designed dome home how about a contemporary cabin? The style of the kitchen and bathroom needs to make the most of the property’s unique character. In a rustic setting maybe go for contrast – a sleek contemporary kitchen or bathroom – to emphasise your home’s rustic qualities. In a period property you could hide a galley kitchen within tall sliding door cupboards so it all but disappears, or go for a traditional style design to blend in. Just remember it’s yours, you love it – and the only rule in interior decoration is that there are no rules…


Published in Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine