August Newsletter

Creating an Architectural Journey that begins the moment you enter the property is a key element of the success of our award winning homes.

A meandering driveway leads to this new house . Announced by an external reflecting pool and flanked by monolithic garden walls, it leads to a central courtyard completely encircled by walling and out-buildings. This parti, inspired by the traditional country house with rear courtyard and stabling, ensures that the picturesque open site, remains unobstructed. Entrance to the house is via a covered walkway which crosses the reflecting pool and into a breath-taking double height entrance space. The internal layout of the house provides four wings of accommodation oriented to provide the best daylight, views and interaction with the surroundings.
Inspired by traditional country houses with adjoining stable yards, the layout of this home in Berkshire evolved from a simple diagram incorporating a protected centralised courtyard flanked by glazed single-aspect rooms affording magnificent countryside views.  The extensive contemporary flint-work used within the courtyard reinterprets the flint-work within the surrounding village, and in particular the medieval church that is within view of the property.  Entry to the house itself is made by crossing an enclosed reflecting pool leading into a double height space, where the architectural journey continues.
A selection of interior shots of some of our recent work.

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