The grade 11 Listed manor house is described as one of the finest examples in Devon and included a 123-acre estate and far-reaching views across the beautiful countryside. This was the latest project that this very private client had undertaken and true to character, his demands were modest but exacting. He asked for the history of the building and surrounding landscape to be respected, traditional crafts and materials were to be used for all of the building works and above all, that the quality of the scheme was nothing short of perfection.
No expense was to be spared on this project, with the attention to detail being paramount. This philosophy was always applied by Mr Seegar to all of his projects and it was this vision that marked his restoration of Sutton Place, where he worked with one of the 20th Century’s leading Landscape Architects Sir Geoffrey Jellico, to enhance the building and historic gardens that dated back to the 14th Century and had been laid out by Gertrude Jekyll in the early 1900s.