Case Study: The Hawthorns
When the owners of The Hawthorns embarked on this self-build, like the rest of us, they did not know that they would be faced with the unpredictability of a Global Pandemic. However, through sheer determination and with a vision of their dream home in mind, they completed the build and are now able to reflect on 2020 as a productive, if not turbulent year.
Converted from the footprint of a former piggery, The Hawthorns forms one of two adjoined properties. The picture-perfect location offers the owners a rural setting on the edge of a village, with beautiful views overlooking the North Yorkshire Countryside.
Whilst now relieved of its agricultural heritage, the property's sympathetic design adds authenticity and character thanks to its stunning oak frame structure and the considered use of traditional building materials. Floor to ceiling windows flood the interior space with light, whilst the use of contemporary lighting and the finest architectural hardware elevate the property, giving it a polished and timeless aesthetic.
To allow owners Margaret and Geoff to find the perfect door and window furniture, Kevin of Yorkshire Architectural Hardware consulted on the project, offering suggestions and alternative products for each interior and exterior application. Together, they chose the perfect ironmongery to complement the build and add interest and texture in every detail.
The showstopping solid oak doors form the backdrop to the Thumb Latch Pull Handles and Gothic D Handles in black, whilst the front door is beautifully finished with the aged brass Reeded Lever Handle Lock Set. Cast black ironmongery continues throughout the kitchen and utility, where pewter Lever handles and sash locks are offset against sage kitchen cabinetry for a classic country feel.
Get the Look: The Hawthorns
This stunning contemporary build, with its elegant proportions and idyllic views, is a perfect example of repurposing a building for modern living. The use of handmade ironmongery in traditional finishes complement the build beautifully and offer a subtle nod to its agricultural past.
Credits: Styling and Photography by Sally Pellen Styling