New English Baroque country house, Berkshire
A new country house that is an innovative development of the English Baroque tradition, designed to sit at the centre of a large, parkland estate. On both main elevations, a pedimented Corinthian portico is surmounted by a rooftop balustrade and decorated by classical urns and statues. The entrance front is framed by two pavilion wings that house a swimming pool and garages, whilst the eastern elevation looks over the sloping parkland and lake. A new L-shaped Dower House is the most important of a series of woodland buildings, and an architectural type that has traditionally formed an integral part of the English country estate. Its design echoes the architectural vocabulary of the main house and fuses with the established character of the site.
Designed by Hugh Petter
Technical director Paul Hanvey