Step inside this Arts & Crafts-inspired newly built home

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When a former estate gardener’s cottage on the edge of Ashdown Forest became too small and impractical for a growing family, the owners decided to knock it down and rebuild a larger home that would pay homage to the original. The result is a four-bedroom house that, although built in the same footprint as the original cottage, is twice the size due to careful spatial planning, and which embodies the warmth and spirit of Arts & Crafts style. A Lutyens-inspired double-height oak and leaded window gives the house a statement feature as well as channelling plenty of natural light into the heart of the home, while antique furniture such as the vast apothecary chest seen here adds to the period feel.

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