In architectural and interior design, bare plaster walls have emerged as a captivating trend, imbuing homes with an unmatched raw and rustic elegance. A departure from conventional wall finishes, this style reverberates with the beauty of imperfection and the strength of simplicity. Today, we explore six exquisite country location homes in the UK, each with its unique interpretation of this bare plaster location aesthetic for photo shoots and filming locations.
Bare Plaster Country Locations
Location: West Sussex, BN45
Built in 1920 and then converted and renovated in 2019, this former barn and stables is now a stunning family home stretching to 6,500 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and incredible landscaped gardens. Formed around a central courtyard this country location property features spacious open living spaces with beautifully crafted interiors. Styled with tasteful, minimal pieces and showcasing the use of natural materials.
The lofty living spaces have exposed oak beams and towering ceiling heights up to 6m in the apex. The floors are polished concrete throughout and the walls are lime plaster. The arched crittal windows and doors create a real focal point and the shape is echoed in the connection between the living and dining space.
Location: Shoreham by Sea, BN43
A Danish-inspired beach-style chalet bungalow just a stones throw from the beautiful stoney foreshore of Shoreham beach.
The house has a black charred timber exterior with no view into the property from the front elevation. Once inside, the interiors are open and light and feature concrete floors, and timber clad walls and ceilings. The open plan living, kitchen and dining space opens out to a private courtyard style garden with detached studio / guest suite.
Location: Gloucestershire, GL6
A glorious Georgian location property, stucco fronted and surrounded by beautiful natural English gardens.
The interiors of this home are perfectly paired back and feature raw plaster walls and stripped floors, with an eclectic mix of both modern and antique furnishings and objet d’art. The kitchen is a relaxed French farmhouse style with a large Aga range cooker and exposed stone walls.
Location: Hampshire, SO24
Only 55 minutes by rail from Waterloo, Brook Lodge is a semi-secluded four bedroom detached family country location home set in one acre of gardens and having recently undergone a thorough but sympathetic renovation programme to create a beautifully paired back farmhouse style interior, with many authentic and interesting elements.
The interiors of the property are neutral throughout and floors have been taken back to the exposed boards. There are exposed beams in some rooms, encaustic patterned floor tiles, and raw plaster elements. With plenty of windows and doors looking out over the surrounding gardens, the home is flooded with natural light at all times of the day.
Location: West Sussex, GU29
This beguiling Victorian country location house has something for everyone, from fairground fairy tale to beautifully faded French chateau. This historic property nestled in the heart of the South Downs has been designed specifically for photographic stills and film and has amazing props and original features throughout. The as yet un-renovated parts of the house are also accessible and provide a wonderful blank canvas.
The expansive property is spread across three floors. On the ground floor there are two stunning reception rooms with high ceilings, beautiful original windows and large marble fireplaces, a sumptuous black panelled snug, an adjoining beautifully chic bar and a verdant Victorian glass orangery.
Location: Rye, TN31
Situated just 2 hours from central London in Rye, The Monastery is an incredible treasure trove of antiques, and an ever changing eclectic mix of props and art collected from all over the world. Entered through large corten steel gates and into a private gravel courtyard the 14th century chapel has an imposing stone exterior.
The location property itself is arranged across two main floors, with two additional mezzanine levels and ancillary rooms. The ground floor level comprises an entrance vestibule and dining room, painted in a Moroccan inspired deep pink with exposed beams and parquet floor. A set of stable doors open to the main room which has a very tall ceiling and industrial elements such as the exposed ironwork and concrete floors. The windows are placed high on this level giving lots of wall space and showering the room with light from above. There is a wall of contemporary panelling which offers a contrasting backdrop from the old lime plaster walls.
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