Take a look around this glamorous apartment in a historic manor house

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As soon as the owners of this ground floor apartment set eyes on the exterior of the imposing manor house, they were sold. ‘The house has a dream entrance designed by Sir John Soane, complete with Ionic pillars,’ they say. ‘We loved it before we’d even stepped inside.’ In recent times, the house was a gathering place for a host of rock stars and art greats in the 1960s. ‘It definitely feels as if an air of creativity is still floating around,’ they say. Initially, the ballroom-like proportions of the rooms seemed a bit daunting.

The family had moved here from a more “normal” house and felt that their style needed a rethink if it was to enhance the grand scale of their new home. ‘We wanted to create drama and glamour but without turning it into a museum set.’


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