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Castle in Sussex

Architect: Lubos Kracmar
Interior Designer: Chester Jones

This Sussex castle was designed by Nash and built in the 1820s.  We were delighted to be invited by architect Lubos Kracmar and interior designer Chester Jones to join them in undertaking a sensitive renovation of the Gothic-style interior of the castle.  William Garvey were particularly pleased to be involved with the project as it is the second generation of this family we have made furniture for.

The main bathroom features extensive ornate panelling and doors made by William Garvey.  You can see clearly the fine detail carved on the partly glazed door to the marbled shower room. The splendid original bath was sent to St Petersburg for re-enamelling.

The spacious, beautiful kitchen, with glorious views of the lake, has become the heart of the house.  The kitchen details were taken from the original with the worktops & shelves above the Aga made of Iroko.

In the flower room you can see a typical William Garvey teak sink with Iroko worktops which lend a rich natural colour to this well-designed work space.  As with the kitchen, the detailing on the cupboards was copied from the 19th century originals.

The intricately carved panelling is a feature of the magnificent main bedroom, lending authenticity to the room’s Gothic design while in the study the imposing English oak bookcases made by William Garvey line the walls.  Situated in the centre of the study is the classic oak pedestal desk designed and made by William Garvey.

The bookcase with lectern was a unique piece of furniture specially designed and made by William Garvey to house the clients priceless reference books.   The desk was crafted from a single walnut tree.