What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?
Generally speaking, an orangery is more akin to a traditional extension.
Typically, they would be dining and kitchen areas. They make more use of brickwork and therefore offer a greater degree of privacy and feel like a room of the house.
Conservatories tend to be an extension of the garden in the form of a glass room. A conservatory typically is predominantly made of glass or similar material. In addition, may have a low “dwarf” wall, as the main brick structure.
In reality though, the line is more and more blurred as modern building methods have progressed. What can be accomplished with glass products has gone far beyond what early orangeries and conservatories were.
Orangeries however, are still considered a more luxury, higher end in the market.