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Cleveland House, Bath

Cleveland House, one of Bath’s most historic private Regency period residences, first built in 1817, has undergone a sympathetic restoration and refurbishment programme to transform the house into a high-end residential property. The refurbishment includes fine quality woven carpets made by Brintons whose intricate design and graduating mauve-blue palette reflect the painstakingly restored decoration and subtle wall colours of the historic building.

All four floors of the building have undergone very little alteration since the building's inception and it was the intention of this project that all principal rooms should remain that way. Brintons worked closely with The Trevor Osborne Group, which specialises in building restoration, to create a carpet for the dining room based on the historical ceiling design. The carpet design is from the Georgian period, selected from the Brintons archive and created on Brintons’ High Definition weave looms which allows for a stunning photo realistic effect, offering up to 32 colours.

Cleveland House was built by the Bathwick Estate in 1817 for the Kennet and Avon Canal Company, to a design by John Pinch the Elder (1770-1827) – one of Bath's more prolific early 19th century architects, Cleveland House is a rare example of a Georgian office building. The Grade II* listed building straddles the Canal and was restored as a fine Georgian house with a double storey high reception room, created from the boardroom as used in the early 19th century. This is one of Bath’s finest buildings with views across the listed Sydney Gardens towards the Holburne Museum. 

Cleveland House is now in use as a private luxury home with five bedrooms, a garden room and a rooftop terrace.

Brintons were commissioned to manufacture a bespoke feature carpet in the centre of the Reception Room, which was required to complement and reflect the design of the decorative ceiling. Brintons were very attentive during the design phases, we were provided with detailed digital imagery and samples in advance, which gave us the comfort that we required to ensure that the final carpet installation would be suitable in both design and colour. I would not hesitate to use Brintons again on a similar commission. Their level of service throughout the design process was excellent and they have delivered a high quality product which complements the other surrounding design features

Rob Moore

Development Manager, The Trevor Osborne Group

Project name Cleveland House, Bath
Project details Custom axminster carpet, original Georgian design from Brintons Archive 
Project date January 2017

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