The Residences: Old Meets New in the Southcott Residence

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, and with good reason. It is the space where many often gather, preparing delicious meals, engaging in delightful conversations with family and guests.

The Southcott Residence is a 200 year-old farmhouse in Manchester, England that boasts of a kitchen space where form meets function in the most stunning of ways. R&R Kitchens took on the task of bringing modern utility into this period home, without overpowering the signature aspects which make the space shine. The perfect balance of old and new was created by retaining the kitchen’s original woodstone beams and flagstone flooring while incorporating touches of contemporary luxury throughout the space.

Keeping to the kitchen’s traditional design are a wide and butler’s sink, as well as flecked granite worktops all throughout, including the incredibly inviting breakfast bar. Bringing a touch of modernity is deep, rich teal colour of the cabinetry, providing excellent contrast to the lightness of the rest of the room.

Finishing the space are impeccably crafted drawer pulls and cabinet knobs from two Armac Martin collections. Both the Withenshaw and Rotunda Collections by Armac Martin are exclusively distributed by Gregory Croxford Living in Australasia. Available in over 20 signature finishes, each piece is designed and hand-finished in the brand’s Birmingham, United Kingdom factory to suit all manner of interior design.

The Withenshaw Furniture Handle evokes a classic country charm with its smooth curves, while the Rotunda Furniture Knob adds a utilitarian edge with its deco-inspired details. Both in the Satin Antique Satin Lacquer finish, the beautiful bronze patina is the perfect warm-toned accent for the country style units. The solid brass hardware is just the touch that effortlessly pulls together the farmhouse’s old-meets-new aesthetic.

Curious about design?

Learn more about this kitchen renovation in this episode of “George Clarke’s Old House, New Home” that features the Southcott Residence, or explore other interesting design projects like those featured in The Somerville Residence. Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter to get the very best of Gregory Croxford Living right in your inbox.