The Georgian Manor House

A bespoke, handmade oak kitchen in rural Somerset

Papilio have designed a contemporary kitchen and breakfast room, following the latest trend of “The New Natural” (phrase coined by Elle Decoration), as part of the complete renovation of this impressive Grade I listed Georgian manor house within proximity to Bristol in South West England.

Drawing influences from the original Georgian features, Papilio’s Creative Director, Stephen Garland, worked closely with both the client and architect on-site to create a contemporary Scandinavian space in line with the restrictions accompanying the listed building status.

Crisp clean lines and texture are at the forefront of the design, with Oak veneers taking centre stage across the cabinetry, worktops and open shelving units, all custom-made by local craftsmen. Designed to stand out, the space features discreet handle details and provides ample opportunity to display the client’s distinct chinaware and objet d’art.

Adding to the warm and welcoming nature of the kitchen, the sink run is finished in an opulent Calacatta Oro marble, sourced direct from Italy and a unique Gooseneck regulator in antique brass by Waterworks completes the glamorous wash area.

The 5-door Aga range cooker with an electric module including gas burners highlights the client’s love of cooking and the brand new addition to the Miele dishwasher range ‘Knock 2 Open’ allows for the discreet handle detail in this bespoke kitchen to continue uninterrupted through the design.

As requested by the slightly taller client, the worksurfaces, plinths and cooker have been set at an above average level, and other additional details such as recessed pet food bowls in the lower section of an open cabinet emphasise the bespoke nature of Papilio’s work and design process.

Lastly, the addition of the breakfast bar and built-in seating adds an element of comfort while offering the client and their family a space to socialise over breakfast or with drinks in the evening.

Services: Kitchen Design
Completion:: July 2017
Location:: Somerset, UK
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen
The Georgian Manor House Kitchen

3D Renders

As every kitchen we design is bespoke, it’s important for us to visualise the space for our clients. We create photo-realistic 3D rendered images to help our clients visualise the space. These designs form the basis of what we build.