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Restoration Hardware England | Where Luxury Meets History in the Heart of the Cotswolds

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Discover Restoration Hardware: England’s location, a place where opulent furnishings, historic architecture and fine dining come together to redefine the concept of luxury.

Luxury is redefined regularly, however, there’s one name that has been consistently synonymous with what luxury truly means and that’s Restoration Hardware. As the sun sets on their monumental success across the United States, the brand has embarked on a transatlantic voyage, unveiling Restoration Hardware England in all its opulent glory. Picture this: a 17th-century, 73-acre estate nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds and at its heart, the splendid Gallery at Historic Aynho Park. This is not just a new Restoration Hardware location; it’s a lifestyle destination.

Restoration Hardware has an innate knack for selecting historically significant venues for its stores, and Restoration Hardware England is no exception. The Aynho Park, once known as Aynhoe Park, is a historic landmark with more than 400 years of history. It was primarily constructed in 1615 and remained during the ownership of the Cartwright family until the mid-20th century. Primarily showcasing Classical Revival architectural elements with hints of Continental Baroque style, this estate has undergone meticulous restoration and reimagining with a profound respect for its original vision.

As you step onto this opulent property, the entrance hall welcomes you with Doric colonnades and a splendid chimneypiece made of Mexican onyx. A hand-carved fireplace surround, commissioned by Sir Fairfax Cartwright, adds to the ambiance of the space. The Aynho Unicorn, a regal symbol of fantasy, rarity, purity and protection, welcomes guests.Concierges dedicated to dining and design are ready to assist with a wide array of services and experiences Restoration Hardware England has to offer.

Restoration Hardware Unicorn

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Aynho’s tearoom, wine lounge have an exquisite view of the region’s pastoral surroundings. Complete with herds of white deer, RH England provides the backdrop for a truly immersive experience. Restoration Hardware’s contemporary furnishings contrast with the manor’s historic architecture, and the on-site design library boasts an extraordinary collection of vintage tomes. Among them is a meticulous reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, inspired by Vitruvius’ detailed account of human anatomy written over a millennium and a half ago. The library also boasts a collection of scarce books by prominent Renaissance architects such as Alberti, Scamozzi, and Palladio, who perpetuated the principles outlined by Vitruvius.

What’s an opulent journey without indulgence? Restoration Hardware England spoils guests with multiple different dining experiences that fit any mood or craving. The Orangery, bathed in natural light and adorned in Calacatta gold marble and Italian merino wool velvet, offers a live-fire dining experience. If you prefer to dine al fresco, The Loggia, a charming outdoor venue with French limestone fountains, is your answer. It’s the perfect spot for wood-fired pizzas and delectable charcuterie. For those with a lighter palate, The Juicery offers made-to-order fresh juices and grilled baguettes. For those craving an American bistro experience, the Conservatory is set to open its doors this fall, promising to be a sumptuous addition to the ensemble.

Restoration Hardware Orangery

Restoration Hardware England boasts more than 60 rooms, offering an experience that seamlessly merges the finest luxury home furnishings from Restoration Hardware Interiors, Contemporary, Modern and Outdoor collections with a collection of rare art, antiques, and artifacts sourced from around the globe. It’s a harmonious blend of past and present. To explore the sumptuous private rooms and suites on the upper levels, you’ll ascend grand staircases that pay tribute to Aynho’s previous owners, James and Sophie Perkins. 

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The east wing houses the Restoration Hardware Interior Design Studio, an interactive space offering a remarkable level of professional design services. It features private client presentation rooms, state-of-the-art technology and design libraries showcasing a vast assortment of textiles, furniture and lighting finishes.

Formerly the servants’ quarters, the west wing is now home to artistic installations showcasing luxury home furnishing collections from internationally renowned designers. Just off this wing, guests can dine at The Loggia.

At the estate’s westernmost edge, visitors can uncover The Sunset Terrace & Fire Pit – an open-air lounge space situated near an early 19th-century garden temple. This space is designed as a destination to take in transcendent countryside views.

For those eager to explore this haven of luxury and design, their operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Restoration Hardware England is not just a place; it’s an immersive experience that seamlessly intertwines history, luxury, and design to offer an unforgettable journey.

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