Friday, March 14, 2014

Tuesdays at the Manor....Across the Pond we go!

Couldn't wait until Tuesday to share this beautiful house.

Let's take a little trip across the pond to England to view a country manor house that is currently listed for sale. Now in order to give you a great overview of this house, I had to do a little internet research to find the various pictures. 

Here she is..(and yes I refer to houses in the feminine form. If men can refer to cars as "she" then I can refer to houses as "she" as well).She is called Edge House and she is located in Kentish Lane, Brookman's Park in Hertfordshire. She is listed for 4,500,000 Pound Sterling which is the rough equivalent of $7,475,850 USD. 

Here is another view.

This house is described as:

Spectacular Georgian style detached residence, of just under 10,000 sq ft set in extensive landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 2 acres with an indoor pool complex and panoramic countryside views. Edge House has been recently reconstructed, with the exception of the facade, to create a sumptuous home which has been completed to the highest standard to enhance to todays modern lifestyle living. This secluded home is set behind an electric gated entrance, a sweeping gravel drive with a central water feature leads you to the grand pillared portico. The entrance door opens onto a splendid reception hall, from which all principal rooms lead and the delightful staircase takes you to an extensive landing where you will find five bedroom suites, over two floors, all with en suite facilities and extensive countryside views. Two prominent features of this home are the magnificent indoor pool complex with a gymnasium and the pavilion/cinema room, which is a grand room for entertaining, which also combines well with the adjacent courtyard. Location Kentish Lane, which runs from Essendon to Brookmans Park is one the areas most sought after locations. Brookmans Park itself is widely regarded as one of the most desirable places to live in Hertfordshire with its village atmosphere and unique homes. The larger town of Potters Bar (junction 24 on the M25) and St Albans are within close proximity, offering an array of shopping and leisure facilities. Direct rail links into London Kings Cross and Moorgate stations are available from both Brookmans Park and Potters Bar. Educational facilities in the area include Stormont, Lochinver, Dame Alice Owen, Haileybury, and Queenswood.

Here is the site plan.

Here is the house plan:

Here is the gate.

View from the front entry way looking out to the driveway.

Reception Hall


Family Room I think.

Drawing Room perhaps.

View of back lawn from upstairs.

Back of the house view from the lawn.

Pool Pavillion

View of the back lawn.

View of the back of the property from the field.

Here is a video of the property.

I am ready to move after seeing this, are you?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to add a Signature in your Blogger Posts

I always wanted to include a signature on my posts. Didn't really look into it until this pin came across my Pinterest. Easy Peasy, Quick and Easy! Thanks to Angela at A Typical English Home I now have a signature in my posts. Hope this helps someone else.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Color Story Inspiration

Looking at paint colors and I am really leaning towards blueish-greens and grayish blues. I really like the following 3 colors. 

On the left is Farrow and Ball Castle Gray, in the middle is Farrow and Ball Blue Green and on the far right is Farrow and Ball Pigeon.

Here are some inspiration pictures.

Farrow and Ball Castle Gray

Maybe not such a dark yellow. 

Maybe like this or this one

    Or this.

Farrow and Ball Blue Green

Farrow and Ball Pigeon

Whatever color I choose, I would like to carry it outdoors on accessories like the beehives and chicken coop. Here is a beehive from England. These are located on the roof of Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly. They are made by Welsh Artisan Kim Farley-Harper. I had to do a little detective work to find out who actually built them. 

This is what I am thinking so far. Hopefully, soon I can add to this color scheme.