Alivar: furnishing a historic building in Surrey
Built in 1850, this historic Georgian-style property is located on a hilltop in the peaceful country setting of Surrey, an English county located in the South-East with a beautiful view overlooking the hilly landscape. The
Built in 1850, this historic Georgian-style property is located on a hilltop in the peaceful country setting of Surrey, an English county located in the South-East with a beautiful view overlooking the hilly landscape. The property was recently superbly refurbished as part of a prestigious residential project that, in addition to the historic building, features six new apartments.
The manor house, which is surrounded by an enchanting garden, has two floors: on the ground floor, there is a kitchen, living area, dining room and bathroom; on the first floor there are three bedrooms, each fitted with an en-suite bathroom, a walk-in closet, a utility room and storage space.
Alivar‘s furnishing solutions were chosen for this important project in which practicality and functionality come together in the purest of forms, devoid of excessive decorative elements, to create a contemporary style.
In the spacious living area, the great Portofino sofas and footstools take centre stage. With their slender, sinuous shapes and neutral beige and dove-grey tones, they catch the eye thanks to their sophisticated minimalism. Accompanying the padded Portofino furniture is Poggio, the small rectangular table with its slender structure which frames the light, elegant marble top.
In the dining room, guests are invited to sit on the soft, comfortable Diva chairs which align around the large Board table which features a striking, symmetrical design and marble surface. The dining area also features Side Up, two sideboards which conceal an exclusive bar unit fitted with drawers and shelves.
In line with the hyper-modern style of the kitchen are the Kiron stools with seats in polycarbonate. Thanks to the gas mechanism of its chromed steel frame, this stool is adjustable and can rotate 360°.
On the 1st floor of the property, which houses the sleeping area, you find the master bedroom which features the Arca bed with a headboard that has a stitching pattern that recreates a pleasant capitonné effect, and the Meridien bedside table with its small flush handles.
Completing the space is the relaxing Fortuna armchair, available even in its cow-hide version on the veranda adjacent to the garden.
And finally, Maya was chosen for one of the bedrooms: a bed with a large headboard which is slightly rounded and smoothed around the edges, almost wanting to hug the frame, and the Kube bedside table with surface top and handles padded in leather.
The style and design choices of each item, the accurate selection of the most prestigious materials and the 100% Made in Italy craftsmanship are only some of the many reasons behind the excellence which reaches its peak at Alivar, and is showcased within the context of important, prestigious, luxury residential projects such as this one.