Herrington Gate worked on this complete house refurbishment but entrances were key features in terms of aesthetics and practicality.
The sleek modern driveway gates are made from solid steel plate with oak cladding bolted on both sides. The horizontal board style of the gates is echoed in the main entrance door - a wide pivot door, clad in oak to the outside and wenge to the inside, with almost full length stainless steel handle. This design follows through to the rest of the internal doors to the house.
A simple but extra wide staircase has modern wicket stump balustrades from wenge to one side. To the other side, the handrail is recessed into the wall, framed with wenge and lit with LEDs.
Part of a complete house refurbishment undertaken by Herrington Gate, the sunken nature of this open plan ground floor space demarcates the lounge area, dominated by a dramatic suspended chandelier, leading the eye up to the first floor open gallery above, with its recessed wenge and smoked glass storage set against stark white walls.
The TV is housed in a wenge media unit with tall stores to either side.
The clean lines of Corian define this low level coffee table lined internally with wenge.
To conceal the functional side of the room, Herrington Gate developed a wall of grey leather trimmed doors within a wenge framework with bespoke wenge handles. Centrally, sliding doors disappear into recessed pockets built within the cabinetry to allow diner’s access to the Garden Room. To either side, bifold doors push back into the cabinetry to reveal a bar with Sub Zero fridge, and kitchen facilities with mirror finish stainless steel work surfaces.
As necessary, the doors fold closed to conceal any mess and carefully positioned lighting washes down over the grey hide trim of the doors.
Contemporary lines in the context of this complete rural home redesign. Very definite criteria from our client were to allow for 10 dining guests, with bar, cooking and dishwashing facilities on hand for easy entertaining. Wenge was the chosen material for the cabinetry.
During renovation work, when an unexpected cavity was uncovered in the wall, Herrington Gate transformed it into a discreet wenge and grey leather log store to serve the adjacent open fire.
The glazed cover to the spiral staircase opens at the flick of a switch to lead down to the games room. A wenge wine store wraps around the spiral staircase, whilst wicket stump style screens frame the entrance to the room complete with Herrington Gate designed pool table made from bronze Corian with a slate bed. Matching wenge cabinetry houses a bar, TV unit and darts board.
A dramatic 2 storey chimney breast, finished in polished plaster, rises up through the first floor to house a double-sided fire which serves both living and dining areas. A concealed log store is recessed into the wall to the right and to the left, in the floor; an automatic glass hatch opens to reveal a spiral stone staircase leading to the basement games room.
The polished plaster finish of the chimney breast can be seen cutting through the first floor galleried area between the wenge pigeon hole shelving.
At the top of the stairs, part of the landing divides off into an open plan study and a yoga area. Extra wide sliding doors separate the areas when needed but open up by sliding into the walls. The effect on the left hand wall is achieved via two different finishes to the polished plaster.
In this Ensuite bathroom, a central floating vanity unit is supported by the dividing wall from the bath area and features Agape basins and a double-sided mirror above. The open louvred wenge shutters match those in the bedroom.
The toilet is fitted into the dormer window area, with an extra wide wenge sliding door affording privacy when necessary.
On the other side of the dividing wall, and the double-sided mirror, are mounted Agape bath taps serving the extra large bath encircled by floor recessed uplighters. A steam shower can be seen through the frameless glass screen beyond.
Part of a complete house refurbishment, this cutting edge bedroom suite juxtaposes wenge and Corian for a sleek minimalist look. Herrington Gate made the wenge open-louvre shutters which allow someone to see out when closed. The dressing table, TV cabinet and window seat are all crafted from clay coloured Corian.