Robert Adam Architects' country pile on virgin farmland.
This major new country house has been built on virgin farmland in Hampshire. It was the first planning appeal to be won for such a development under a four-year-old government policy. To pass the test a design has to be one of the highest quality and truly outstanding.
The new house is built of bath stone and brick. The accommodation includes 10 bedrooms, a series of state rooms, a family wing, a farm office, garaging, staff accommodation and a pool house. The house has a floor area of 15,000 square feet, 1,400 square metres.
The buildings have a highly individual classical design. The principal building has large windows, simplified columns and fine classical detailing on critical features. The design has more of the character of early 20th century classical architecture than Georgian building.
The house and outbuildings have been designed together with a new 50-acre, 20-hectare, landscaped park. Robert Adam worked closely with Barton Wilmore Environmental to create a unified concept for the park and house.