A single fig vine (Ficus pumila) planted in the mid 1860s now covers all the interior walls and beams of the structure.
An orangery, with its greater mass of columns, pilasters and classic details creates a striking visual impact and contributes to the overall appeal of your home with a robust and permanent presence.
In the 18th century at the height of their popularity, orangeries were mainly used for the cultivation and preservation of exotic or delicate plants. Nowadays, with the availability of modern materials they are once more gaining popularity and creating wonderful family rooms for use as studies, dining rooms, sitting rooms and play rooms to name but a few.
The possibilities are only limited by the imagination"
The first Orangeries were created in Italy in the 15th. century. They were created to protect much prized citrus trees.
I think this room is so very beautiful, I can see myself in most of these spaces.
How wonderful this would be with a view of the ocean, or mountains and a huge lake !?
This looks like me. A space I would live in , cook in, hold court in with my nearest and dearest loved ones. Certainly, if I walked into a house that was for sale , and this was part of the kitchen...I would want to buy it.
What a great idea to have an Orangery roof...in almost any room.
Would you like a room like this one ?
I am crazy for this!
This is charming.
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