The Green Room
The Green Room’s name reflects its verdant decoration. A room of life and vibrancy, the floral patterns that adorn the walls, lampshades and irresistibly comfortable armchair are reminiscent of the beautiful extensive greenery and gardens that surround the house, reflected in the Cole & Son wallpaper. Out of the large window that illuminates the light airy interior, the horticultural inspiration for this bedroom’s recent renovation and furnishings is evident.
With views stretching into the parkland, the landscape yields the terraced lawns created in the 19th century. The 5th Baronet, Sir Brook W. Bridges was responsible for introducing these terraced lawns that create a pastoral amphitheatre rising in multiple tiers, adding central flights of stone stairs on both the east and west sides of the house in the 1840s. Indeed, outdoor theatrical and operatic productions often take place here in the summer months. In this same renovation, that was the last major alteration made to the house, the 5th Baronet also moved the entrance hall to the west front introducing a Doric portico under late neo-classical influence. The origination of such a structure from Ancient Greece reflects the truly cosmopolitan and global amalgamation that constitutes an integral part of the house’s character. These designs were devised by the 19th century British architects Thomas Rickman and Richard Charles Hussey in 1844-45.
The Green Room also features an en suite decorated in tranquil whites and greys that comprises a bath-shower and historical reminders of the house’s past in an antique wooden table. A suite reached through own private corridor, complete with further original furniture furnishings and a homely rug, this truly is a secluded retreat, the perfect place to rest after a long day in the country.
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