Stunning Georgian new build, Marthall

Introduction

Design By UBER won the job of taking on the full design and fit out of a new build Georgian Manor house from concept through to completion.

The Brief

To create an interior that befitted the robust grandeur of the external envelope of the building with its colonnaded front elevation and huge stone detailing. This was a design package that was to leave nothing to chance, with every inch of the property falling within our remit.

 

Details & Specific Points of Interest

Initially we challenged the internal arrangement and ensured that the Georgian influences were carried through into the interior starting with the hallway where we introduced perfect symmetry to the rooms and carried the column detailing through.

The highlight of the show is a staircase we designed and had fabricated in solid Portuguese limestone with a huge 3.7 metre wide bottom tread, hand made balustrade and nickel plated handrail, all drawing the eye up through three floors of the grandest of hallways to the conclusion of a dramatic roof lantern from which we designed and hung a 9 metre chandelier.

Grand ceilings were shaped and detailed by us to maximise the effect of large rooms, great lighting and simple uncluttered lighting solutions that relied more on decorative lighting than the heavy use of downlights. The ceiling details were matched with border floor detailing and shaped cabinetry to reinforce the curves. The cabinetry throughout the property was a key aspect of the overall look and critical to support the quality of the build. Our designers worked relentlessly with the manufacturer to ensure every detail was considered, every finish perfect and every possible client requirement was fulfilled. This was also the case for the bespoke kitchen made from quarter sawn oak and coloured in a bespoke stain, finished in an 8 layer high gloss treatment. As well as housing two pantries, one for tea and coffee facilities with hot tap and another for foodstuffs, the kitchen also had a concealed door giving access through to the utility.

Bedrooms were oversized and each contained its own substantial dressing areas. Bathrooms were completed with 3 metre tall wall tiles with some having book matched features. Sanitary ware was a nod to tradition with all of the functions of a modern era and each of the bathrooms were completed with the same coving detail as the rest of the house giving a wonderfully grand an opulent look.


The Process

November 2017

Replicating the columns

The symetrical columns within the entrance hall are replicated from the exterior and used as a design theme within the rooms.


May 2018

The largest solid stone residential staircase in the UK for one of our prestigious projects being installed tomorrow, piece by piece. It will be a self-supporting, hand carved and hand finished staircase in Portuguese limestone.


June 2018

The installation of the stunning Portuguese limestone staircase is complete, now for the ornate black and chrome spindles.


August 2018

This bespoke entrance chandelier, the largest we’ve produced, at an 8 metre drop features crystal chains with droplets to emphasise the sweeping drop.


September 2018

The finish has been given its own name as it is a bespoke stain for this particular client, and we've incorporated an inlaid polished chrome trim to the doors and drawer fronts. The handles will be a clear acrylic with polished chrome mount.