– Project in Progress –

Set in its own 28 acres of formal gardens and paddocks, this Sussex house and estate takes inspiration from Queen Anne and Palladian influences, with classically proportioned windows, overhanging eaves and triple arch motifs. It is a stunning country house with generous spaces and a multitude of original features perfectly suited to family life and entertaining.

The Brief

Our clients want us to reimagine the interiors across all three wings, with full decorative schemes, bespoke furniture, joinery and art consultancy to all areas. This encompasses the guest and family accomodation, the substancial reception spaces, both formal and informal dining rooms, bedroom suites, bedrooms and bathrooms, games room, cinema, library pool house, guest cottage and extensive landscaped grounds.

Our design brief will consider all of the decorative works, furniture, furnishings and joinery, as well as including a complete art consultancy provision for all areas of this remarkable estate project.

A large and detailed elevation/site plan showing the downstairs of the Sussex estate house. Rooms include dining rooms (formal and informal), entrance hall, games room, cinema, library, drawing room, kitchen, utility room and lobby
A large and detailed elevation/site plan showing the upstairs of the Sussex estate house. Rooms include multiple en-suite bedrooms, guest bedroom, study, gaming room, linen closet and terrace

The proportions of the spaces in this property meant that cabinetry was essential to give structure and purpose to the spaces. There are two dining rooms and the informal one is show below with its beautiful dresser in a dark stained oak, with bespoke marble top and glass fronted cupboards. The Games Room was also completed with a library / media wall to accommodate books and board games and to create layers of character around this classic room. Further joinery was carried out in the bedrooms, library and study areas.

A render of a large wooden dining table with 6 pine wishbone chairs surrounding it in the dining room of the Sussex estate house. Behind are two symmetrical cabinets with a dresser in between bespoke made and painted in a dark navy blue.
An elevation of the bespoke joinery included in the Sussex estate house. Showing the cabinets and dresser designed for the dining room.
A CGI render of bespoke joinery created in the Sussex Estate House showing a wide grey wooden dresser with multiple drawers. On the top of the dresser is an elegant lamp and the unit sits besides a herringbone floor.
A elevation of the games room/snug showing bespoke joinery, armchairs and a table tennis table in the centre.

Unlock the full potential of your historic property by entrusting its transformation to Studio Hooton. With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, see how our team can work with you and your property’s rich heritage to create something that will endure for generations to come.


Images by Wrights Joinery