A Shopkeeper’s 1930s Family Home in Winchester, England
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One of our favorite remodeling projects from the last year or so is London art director Sandy Suffield’s Engine House: see A Romantic Rescue in the English Countryside (Available for Getaways). When we toured it last summer, Sandy mentioned that her mother and sisters are shopkeepers with their own inventive quarters.
This past spring, while London was going into lockdown, Sandy went to stay with her elder sister, Victoria, and family in Winchester. And for a period there was unexpected time for cooking together, gardening, evening walks in water meadows—and photo sessions. Sandy, with some help from her niece Mercy, captured these images of Victoria and her husband Phil Webb’s much-loved 1930’s brick house known at Barton Edge, and shared them with us as a pandemic pick-me-up. Victoria, like her mother and sisters, has an eye for display and for objects that gladden the heart: “junk shopping is my retail therapy.” Cue the Masterpiece Theatre music and join us for a look around.
Photography by Sandy Suffield, unless noted.
As mentioned, retail runs in the family—for 52 years Victoria’s mother, Wendy, ran the original Hambledon Gallery, a lifestyle shop in Dorset that sells “everything but fruit and veg,” now managed by the youngest Suffield sister.