As experienced country house architects we were approached by our clients who wished to form a new family home at the heart of an historic estate. On the site stood the substantial remains of a Victorian house that had been mutilated by 1960’s alterations and demolitions. In 2003 we obtained Planning consent for the construction of a new family country house on the same site, demolishing the existing building but reusing historic cellars that predated the Victorian building.
The design was developed to reflect the ambitions of the clients; to create a new 13,000 SqFt traditional country house in the Palladian style, laid out to suit comfortable family living and in turn revitalising the inherited landscape and setting.
The house design is based upon the traditions of late 18th century English classical architecture entirely faced in Portuguese Limestone. Internally a dramatic hall was created that includes a sweeping cantilevered stone staircase.