We were delighted to be contacted by an existing client to visit their newly purchased house and help design a new kitchen/dining area.
This historical manor set by the River Avon, was programmed into a schedule that would take 18 months of careful restoration.
The kitchen design was influenced by one of the house’s existing formal rooms that had full oak panelling some 400 years earlier.
The kitchen was designed to have modern conveniences but these needed to be to skillfully integrated into the panelling.
We also manufactured the bookcase, TV media unit and helped to create the ancient map splashback, that actually features the house.
In other parts of the house we designed and made the large bookcase for the dining hall, and the study furniture including the secret bookcase door.
Key project details
- Handmade, bespoke Stephen Graver kitchen
- New electrics and plumbing
- Bespoke paneling
- Bespoke furniture
- Granite worktops
- Appliances from Aga, Liebherr & Miele
This project also included a bespoke bookcase and secret library door.
Stephen Graver had made the kitchen in our former house, with which we were delighted. When we sold the house six years later the kitchen still looked very fresh, so we naturally turned back to Stephen and his team for the greater challenge our new house presented.
We wanted a kitchen built into the shell of the hall of the Elizabethan part of the house, from which all historical detail – paneling, fireplace, etc – had disappeared.
Stephen came up with a fabulous design, modern and functional yet faithful to the history of the surroundings, including re-paneling the walls in modern oak the same as the kitchen.
We are thrilled with the result – it does the job required of the kitchen extremely well while being very stylish and striking.