To say that the refurbishment of Lupton Mill was a major undertaking is, quite honestly, a major understatement – the beautiful family home created by interior designer Charlotte Findlatter is nothing short of incredible.
And nothing short of incredibly beautiful.
The Grade II-listed watermill, located just a few miles from Kirkby Lonsdale, had already been converted into a home by a number of previous owners, yet Charlotte had a very clear vision for the property and embarked on an extensive re-modelling of the entire structure including raising ceilings and lowering floors, moving internal walls and making the historic machinery and workings of the old mill into a stunning feature.
This is still very much a family home, one where Charlotte, husband Tim and their daughter can all share the amazing spaces or find their own place; it’s a home where post-industrial juxtaposes against rural tranquility and contemporary features. It may sound quite an eclectic mix, but the end result is simply stunning.
CN Metalworks were commissioned by Charlotte to manufacture the staircases that would connect the main living areas, split across three levels. Industrial-grade steel provided the right feel when married-up with clean beech treads and floor to ceiling glass panels.
The modern contemporary staircases share the same space as the centuries-old mill workings, yet both feel like they have been close neighbours for generations.