London-based Callendar Howorth demonstrate exactly what can be achieved by using a professional interior designer. This complete overhaul of a mansion in a stunning location, perched on a hill in Essex overlooking the Thames Estuary is very impressive. Take a closer look at the before and after design project: Modern Essex Mansion
Designer Mark Howorth said:
´We literally gutted the house back to its brick foundations, which then offered a frame from which to create a truly modern family home. Our client was extremely focused and offered a specific brief to the Callender Howorth design team: to create a luxurious and contemporary house suitable for entertaining as they have a lot of fabulous parties, only appropriate when you consider the stunning waterfront setting!’
The brief from the client was to open up the views as soon as you entered the property, which would also help increase the impression of space and flow of light, and then make the ground floor more conducive to entertaining.
The existing walls were removed, levels were changed and the ground floor was completely rebuilt. The remodeling allowed for beautiful natural light to flood into all the spaces and make the most of the remarkable views. Mark added:
‘Once the base work was completed, we could then bring in our creative talents to decorate the interior. Highlights include sophisticated leather wall paneling in the sitting room, natural stone workspaces in the kitchen, solid wood finishing touches throughout and elegant and stylish furnishings, all which give the home a high-end feel and imparted a sense of luxury throughout the house.
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Before Shot of the Kitchen