Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Hogwarts House

I learned of another great designer recently, Rose Uniacke, whose London home is featured here.  She is not only an interior designer but the owner of a chic shop on Pimlico Road.  A love of antiques seems to run in the family.  Her mother, Hilary Batstone, also owned a shop for which Rose bought pieces while living in France.  Her husband, David Heyman, is the producer of the Harry Potter films and the home is a bit gothic which has led to it to be referred to as Hogwarts in the neighborhood. It was built in 1859 as a studio and home for the portrait painter James Rannie Swinton.  It needed extensive renovations by the time the couple bought the home.  I love that they restored it to look as it might have originally while only adding in a few modern touches in the kitchen and pool room. I bet it looks even more beautiful decorated for Christmas and it's too bad no one has photographed it for a holiday story.  Fingers crossed for next year. 


















8 comments:

Candin said...

Yes, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but even if this wasn't the producer's house I would still say that it is beautiful!

Diane James Home said...

What a beautiful home! I especially love the interior garden - fabulous. Thanks for sharing these images, Cynthia

Karen Albert said...

Heather this home is amazing and so much history.
I love the shot with the staircase and the archways and gardens!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

dervla kelly said...

ahhh, the indoor garden! Those long, bare hallways!

Provence Search said...

Thanks Heather, another beautiful post. It comes at a great time for me, as I just needed to make a decision on floorboards and this has helped me decide how to lay them. Gorgeous house, elegant and peaceful. I hope your father is doing better and send you best wishes for a Joyeux Noel from Provence. Bisous.

dogwalker said...

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

merry christmas

Belinda WornOut said...

What an absolutely beautiful home!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

This house just kills me...I would wander around that place all day.

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