Nestled within the stunning countryside of East Sussex lies a picturesque listed farmhouse that has been the focus of a remarkable transformation.


Portrait Kitchens were tasked with revamping the property’s kitchen and dining area, resulting in an awe-inspiring culinary haven that perfectly balances functionality and beauty.

The kitchen underwent a radical overhaul, with Portrait Kitchens spearheading a complete redesign of the space. The new plans involved the widening of an existing archway leading to the dining room and the blocking up of a secondary doorway, which enabled the creation of a new kitchen layout complete with a social island, a generously-sized fridge freezer, and an AGA. The original fireplace features were cleverly incorporated into the design, with the AGA being recessed into the space and the old lintel exposed, lending the room a timeless, rustic charm.

The island serves as the centerpiece of the kitchen, offering ample seating on two sides and featuring a secondary oven with an induction hob. The cabinetry, meticulously hand-painted in Little Greene Slaked Lime with the island in French Grey, creates a stunning visual contrast with the natural Quartzite worktops, which exude warm, inviting tones and boast a soft brown veining that adds depth and texture.

The adjoining dining room is equally impressive, featuring a run of low-level storage that neatly houses all the dining table essentials, along with a wine cooler that keeps the client’s collection perfectly chilled and ready to be served. Display cabinets with glass shelves and internal lighting flank the majestic fireplace, serving as a focal point of the room and providing an ideal spot for the client to create a bar area and showcase their glassware.

Warm oak worktops complete the design, carefully whitewashed to perfectly match the existing dining table, creating a cohesive and inviting space that is the epitome of luxury and comfort. This remarkable renovation is a true testament to Portrait Kitchens’ unrivaled creativity and attention to detail, elevating this historic farmhouse to new heights of splendor and sophistication.