Longwood House was originally part of a stallion stud farm designed by an American architect and built by local craftspeople using locally-sourced stone. Consisting of a collection of original buildings, including stables and workers’ cottages, Longwood stud farm served as the perfect backdrop to establish a generous family home, ripe for entertaining and relaxing amid the valley’s idyllic surroundings.
The client engaged interior designer and project manager Merinda Garrett to transform the farm holistically. Merinda’s scope included a time-sensitive reconfiguration and complete redesign of the buildings – all on a tight, three-month timeline. The project undertaking included curation of furniture, fixtures and lighting across interior and external entertainment zones including a dining space, outdoor entertaining, a pool, landscaping and renovation of the cottages ready for guests.