Whilst we love town life, country life is our great passion.
It is fitting then to look back at when one of our country house projects in the Test Valley was featured in Country Life magazine in November 2004. Author Caroline Fetherstonhaugh chose our scheme as one of just five homes carefully selected to represent “new houses in the classical tradition”.
We often work on sites which already have a building on them. Whilst that can sometimes lead to a scheme which includes the existing building, sometimes a better outcome can be developed by starting again.
Here is a before and after photo showing how this approach can lead to an award winning result. This family home in Wiltshire is a firm favourite in our portfolio and sits on a site within a village site found for our clients by Sarah Erskine-Hill, with windows by Mumford & Wood Ltd.
Continuing our look at the INTBAU charter…
Another point raised within this document is that “traditional buildings and places maintain a balance with nature and society that has developed over many generations”. We feel really passionately that the nature within a place is something to be celebrated and cherished, such as at this Hampshire country house where we retained existing mature trees as part of the landscape design.
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