June 2024 Newsletter


The relationship between interior and exterior spaces is a key consideration within our projects. Therefore, with the aim of delivering a holistic design process, and through collaboration with specialist landscaping consultants, we remain heavily involved with this aspect of our projects. This results in light-filled architecture which connects seamlessly with its landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces.

Below is a selection of projects which showcase this aspect of our designs.


The brief was for single storey living which would relate well with the various areas of the site, whilst enjoying far reaching views from the main living spaces. Whilst considerate of its Conservation Area location, the dark toned dwelling sits well within the intensely green natural landscape of its garden.


Situated on one of the area’s most prominent private roads, the house has been significantly extended. a new pavilion structure which would run perpendicular to the existing house, creating a better relationship with the garden, and moving the kitchen and informal living and dining areas into the pavilion. The garden was reconfigured, and a new external swimming pool was created.

A highly glazed ‘walkway’ was introduced to link the main house with the single-storey work-from-home studio – giving a physical link between these spaces, whilst also providing a ‘stroll through the garden’ for anyone walking from one space to the other


The design is unequivocally contemporary, and contrasts to the surrounding traditional neighbouring properties – yet references the materials of the local area. Built predominantly of brick and timber, these materials are reimagined in a unique way – where brickwork is suspended above a lightweight timber and glass ground floor.

This playful juxtaposition of the construction creates a distinctive and high-quality aesthetic that is used both inside and out, and allows for seamless transitions between the interior and exterior spaces.


Fluid relationships between the interior and exterior spaces are formed via vast sliding doors that open out onto the garden; the luxurious ranges of fabrics, natural stone and marble create layers of texture.

A sculptural extension clad in patinated brass panels was added to the rear of the house offering more sunlight and space to the ground floor areas whilst creating an exceptional openness to the newly landscaped garden.


In plan, the unusual wedge-shaped house means that the house is much larger at the rear than the front, with the end of the garden extending the width of four terraced plots.

Gregory Phillips Architects sought to maximise the potential of the house by creating extensive new additions at the rear, opening up the house to the garden through modern open plan spaces while retaining the formal reception rooms and more traditional features to the front.


This extensive Grade II Listed building refurbishment in Sevenoaks included reconfiguration and contemporary extension to a farmhouse and barn in Kent. By reconfiguring the Ground Floor plan and adding a contemporary glazed extension housing the new kitchen, the property now provides the family with an arrangement suited to open plan living, while maximising views of the idyllic rural setting from the rooms they spend the most time in.

The transition and relationship between interior and exterior spaces have been carefully considered. The proposed landscaping was designed and detailed by Gregory Phillips Architects to complement the character of the extension and gently integrate the sculptural form of the extension into the surrounding landscape.


Occupying a spectacular woodland site overlooking the river Thames, At the centre of the house is a unique double height entrance and dining hall, with six-metre tall sliding glazed doors and glass walls, providing a theatrical connection between inside and out.

Arriving into a modest entrance space, one is then gradually led into the double height entrance hall where the views of the site are finally revealed.

Materially, the house uses robust, raw and contrasting materials that were considered not only in respect of neighbouring properties, but also the dominant landscape.


Image produced by Bluestone Landscapes LTD

Within this project, front sash windows will be contrasted to the rear with slimline glazing to increase visual connectivity with the rear gardens.

Articulated amongst vibrant landscaping, the exterior spaces will include various patios incorporating a dining area and informal seating areas, as well as an outdoor kitchen, and an 18m swimming pool. To the rear of the garden, the proposal also includes a pavilion containing a gym and lounge, again offering further connection to the gardens and pool.


We create contemporary houses. We believe these can be luxurious and comfortable. Elegant and practical. Impressive and homely. Use traditional materials and be current. Be focussed on design and be energy efficient. Above all, created for your lifestyle to be the best home you can live in.
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