House & Garden May Issue 2016

House & Garden May 2016KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
When this historic house came up for sale in Virginia, Anne Massie and her brother Will could not resist it. Some 30 years later, their impulse purchase remains Anne’s much loved home.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Charged with refreshing a south London terrace house from the owner’s bachelor days into a second home for his young family, designer Sarah Vanrenen chose a simple palette enlivened by splashed of colour and pattern.

SPREADING ITS WINGS
Having once been a building at risk, Slackwood Farm in Lancashire has, under its new owners and a team of architects, become a sight to behold, thanks in part to a strikingly modern curved glass extension.

JOINT ENTERPRISE
Relocating to a house and farm buildings in rural Hampshire six years ago, the antique dealer and decorator Max Rollitt and his wife, movement therapist Jane Watson, have created a relaxed base for their family and their work.

PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE
Diverse habitats work as one in this garden in Dorset, providing its owner with abundant opportunities to showcase a range of spectacular plants.

LOFTY AMBITION
The Spanish architect Isabel López-Quesada has softened the industrial architecture of a former office space in New York to create a sophisticated pied-à-terre for its new owners.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Combining foraged materials with traditional techniques, the duo behind home accessories company Forest-and-Found create beautiful and useful pieces imbued with artistry.

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