Built on prime countryside land in 1775 by Henry Holland with grounds and an amphitheatre by Capability Brown, where Lady Craven was known to put on plays for high society at the turn of the 18th century, Benham Park has now been sympathetically restored as a private house hotel.
The Albion Nord team delivered an interior that respects and enhances the original Georgian architecture, creating a space that offers its guests an exclusive experience amongst rare antiques and contrasting contemporary art pieces.
“At Benham Park, it was important to bring together the old and the new by mixing antiques with contemporary furniture and innovative technology to create a home that is both respectful to the history of the building and its functionality in the 21st century,” says Ottalie Stride, Albion Nord’s creative director.
“It is incredibly exciting to work on a project with such a richly storied past. For many years, Benham Park has been stripped of its full potential. We wanted to bring this building back to life, reinstating its charm to allow it to cater to a new generation of special guests.”
Benham Park’s Grade II listing helped inform the team’s approach to the property, which features 10 bedrooms and several reception rooms. The accurate restoration and reinstatement of the original plasterwork, windows, doors and ironmongery were paramount; both the remedial and more decorative considerations throughout the property are in keeping with the original stylistic essence of the property.