Taylor Made

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January 22, 2009
Originally published in Renovate It!
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  Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley.
    Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley.
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  The living room.
    The living room.
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  The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school.
    The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school.
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  In the master bedroom, an original Aalto L leg chair from 1953 offers an idyllic spot to tie shoes.
    In the master bedroom, an original Aalto L leg chair from 1953 offers an idyllic spot to tie shoes.
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  The main living room is an open-plan space with an integrated kitchen and dining area. The table, made by Taylor and shrouded in Marimekko, is outfitted with blue Tripp Trapp adjustable children's chairs by Stokke; the striped rug is from Ikea.
    The main living room is an open-plan space with an integrated kitchen and dining area. The table, made by Taylor and shrouded in Marimekko, is outfitted with blue Tripp Trapp adjustable children's chairs by Stokke; the striped rug is from Ikea.
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  In the master bathroom upstairs, the Tokyo roll-top bathtub from victoriaplumb benefits from an epic view.
    In the master bathroom upstairs, the Tokyo roll-top bathtub from victoriaplumb benefits from an epic view.
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  Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.
    Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.
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  The rear facade reveals a glimpse of the living room.
    The rear facade reveals a glimpse of the living room.
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  The addition includes a large timber deck at the front, where the family can lounge and enjoy the lush scenery.
    The addition includes a large timber deck at the front, where the family can lounge and enjoy the lush scenery.
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