An Orangery comes from as far back as the 17th Century and was an extension/garden room used to bring the plants indoors in the winter.
The main difference between a conservatory and an Orangery is the amount of brickwork used. An Orangery uses a lot more brickwork and is more like an extension with large windows and a glass roof. The roof takes on the ornate Lantern shape adding to the aesthetic beauty of the Orangery.
As mentioned, it was originally designed as a place to store plants in winter, however it was also a symbol of wealth and prestige.The striking appearance of the lantern roof, brick columns and large glass windows showed off a marvellous architectural feat. It was a place where one would take ones guests on tours not only of their indoor fruit orchard but to show off the exquisite ambience that their fine Orangery produced.
In today’s world an Orangery still produces the same feeling of quiet ambience and still stands for a sign of wealth and status. Unsurprisingly, it is the most expensive of all the conservatories because of all the beautiful brickwork columns involved and the lantern roof. In turn, it works with houses of similar stature and of the period. If you have a £1m period house it makes sense to add on an exquisite Orangery that is in keeping with your property.
Your finishes and features, your material and colour choices, your glass of choice and your door of choice are there to make it even more personal to you and to make sure you get the stunning Orangery of your dreams.
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