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House By Dawn Garland

The Old Laundry forms part of one of Surrey’s oldest rural villages with the parish dating back to 1100AD.

Nestling in a unique hamlet the house is flanked by a manor house, carriage house, granary and dairy set in its own landscaped parkland created by Capability Brown. A brick found on The Old Laundry during renovations dates the house to 1911 whilst the next-door mansion house and farm buildings date as far back as 1765.

Inheriting a Grade 2 walled garden along with the house, designer Dawn Garland wanted to create a natural oasis where the house and gardens became extensions of each other. It was important to create a family home which reflected modern day living whilst maintaining its integrity.

After a year of renovations, the house was carefully updated and sits comfortably in its environment. Interior colours and textures were chosen to blend with the garden planting making the transition from one space to the next seamless.

Since light is in abundance, window treatments are minimal to enhance the outdoor feel within the house and textures from Romo Fabrics were used to frame the views yet substantial enough to create a cosy feeling when winter fires are lit.

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