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When architect Tim Whittaker first came across a quirky but dilapidated 1690s farmhouse in Cumbria, England, he knew it was special. But it wasn't until he found, etched above the door, the initials of his distant ancestor--the timber merchant who'd built it--that he knew his find was meant to be. Ranging personal heirlooms with William III pieces--contemporary with the building's architectural style--and a variety of neoclassical decorative accents, the mix Whittaker's created feels rich and alive with history.

Photos: Mark Fox for House and Garden UK


Winged two-seater settee by Lee Stanton Editions

Neo-Gothic Cornish Dresser

Painted Corinthian style column capitals

Petite Victorian wooden chest of drawers 

Boxes disguised as books