Part conservatory, part posh greenhouse we found 8 orangeries with the wow-factor
Ever wondered what your dream home would be like? Maybe it would feature a walk-in wardrobe, a dedicated dressing room, a cinema room, or even an orangery? Yes, maybe you don’t have space for what is essentially a luxurious greenhouse, but here at Housetohome we’re big fans of the fashionable glass-structured buildings.
Originating from the Renaissance gardens of Italy, when we saw these jaw-dropping examples of both modern and traditional orangeries we put one firmly on our ‘dream home’ wish list…
1. The double-height beauty
Imagine if you had the space (or money) to enjoy a huge regency-style orangery? We love the pure extravagance of this renovated Georgian garden house. We can but dream…
2. The ridiculously large historial landmark
Ok, so this goes beyond the realms of all reality, but seriously look how beautiful this orangery is. Located in Mirabell Gardens in Austria, we’ve just died and gone to orangery heaven….
3. The plant-lovers pad
Apart from just looking lovely, orangeries were built to grow plants, particulary those that thrive in hot weather. This green-fingered haven, packed with climbing plants and flowers, certainly gets our vote!
4. The glazed beauty
Match your doors to your garden? Yes please. This orangery, built by approved MyGlazing contractors, shows how windows can really add the wow-factor.
5. Hampton Court classic
The orangery at this historical palace is jaw-droppingly beautiful – huge windows, a pitched roof and plenty of sunlight… And it’s got beautiful gardens to boot!
6. The swimmer’s dream
Not sure what you’d actually use your orangery for? How about a vast indoor swimming pool? Forget the cheesy crocodile inflatable and think about the all-weather dips you could take…
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7. The German game-changer
Forget all that glass, this historical orangery in Scholss Belvedere, Germany features huge shutter-style doors and a glased roof turret. Gorgeous.
8. The perfect interior
A wallpapered cabinet, potted plants and plenty of vintage-style details give this striking orangery a warm, welcoming feel. If we were lucky enough to have an orangery, this is how we would decorate it.