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I only recently discovered this British interior designer, Max Rollitt, through some British shelter mags.  He's a former antiques dealer, and he seems to have a special touch and expertise when it comes to historical properties.  This farmhouse is from 1675.   Without necessarily wanting to live in such a venerable property, I love getting a peek inside of it:

 

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The flamestitch on those chairs is so perfect for the room.

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Casual, modern comfort even in an antique farmhouse.

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Like others of the British tribe of designers, he has an exuberant sense of color.

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Again, so English!

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But this is the image below, of the stair hall, that stopped me in my tracks.  It both gave me the willies, and struck me with its timeless charm.   I almost feel you can see figures, from 1680, or 1715,  or 1778, transversing the area, ascending or descending, or stopping for a moment to glance out that window!Woman Surprised Heart 

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Max Rollitt can do very sophisticated rooms, but I really like that in this property, he kept things relatively simple,  fitting for an old English farmhouse. 

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I think the dining room with its flamestitch chairs is the best of it as I adore flamestitch.  The rest is typically British, cluttered with drab furniture.  Heaven help whoever has to sit in that straight-back wood chair by the fireplace.

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Love it all. I could live there very comfortably. 

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I like the house but I would furnish it myself.

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The entrance reminds me of the home on the show Outlander in which Jamie's sister lived and which was where Jamie grew up.

 

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Lallybroch - Jamie's ancestral home (in the series)

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I do love the appeal of the house and most of the furnishings and decor.  The colors throughout are lovely.  Yes,I could live there comfortably and be content.

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I like the first and last of the interior pictures.  The rest, not so much.  Of course, the exterior is beautiful.

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Not impressed with choice of furniture and wall colors.  Overall very depressing.  

 

Some interesting pieces of furniture, particularly the flat back wooden chair...most likely a very old antique.  I like it.

 

IMO, this interior designer missed the mark for a very old house with exceptional character that wasn't brought to life. 

 

 

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I like that it's not too heavy looking.

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Rats!  Didn't anyone else get that sort of eerie feeling from the stair hall?   Thinking of all the people and many, many generations over the centuries who used it?   I don't know, it just reached out and bonked me over the head, somehow-- it seemed alive or something...

 

My fevered imagination working overtime, I expect....