You’ll notice on the plan shown in the previous post that there’s a circular pod containing a guest cloakroom and house bathroom. This pod narrows the corridor between the ‘public’ areas – sitting room, dining area, kitchen – and the ‘private’ sleeping quarters. It’s simple but effective.
The House Bathroom
There are three bedrooms: a double, a twin and the single study bedroom (designed for the Andertons’ teenage daughter) that reminds me so much of my student days at The Lawns, Cottingham.
The Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom Curtain Fabric – Palm Trees by Liberty
The Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom Curtain Fabric – Cogwheels by Heals
Single Bedroom with Curtain Fabric Nimbus by Heals
Curtain Fabric, Nimbus by Heals
Study Desk in the Single Bedroom
I was intrigued to see a separate selection of fiction on the single study bedroom shelf. Many of the titles/authors I knew had Devonian connections – Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Williamson’s ‘Tarka the Otter’, Thomas hardy, Charles Kingsley. Some I have made a note to read in future in order to discover whether or not there’s a connection or whether the connection is merely the decade of publication e.g. Dodie Smith’s ‘It ends in revelations’ and David Garnett’s ‘Plough over the bones: a novel about a French village in the Great War’.
Sometimes I find that hanging space at Landmark properties is at a premium. Not the case here at Anderton House. Each room had a decent built-in cupboard and set of drawers.
Very interesting to see this house, though I’m struggling to like the 1970s look. All that knotty pine! But I find the curtains wonderful, which is reassuring. I would hate to think my taste in design was too rigidly stuck in the distant past.
Nilly, I’m glad there was at least ‘something’ to meet with your approval! I think one of the very best things is the light and airiness and the views from the huge windows.