New house in Berkshire

New house in Berkshire

A new house within the Berkshire Green Belt that takes inspiration from the early eighteenth century classical architecture of the locality, whilst also responding to more humble vernacular traditions. The building is conceived as two connected buildings, one containing the principal living spaces, the other the more informal kitchen and service areas. Each has a distinct character, the principal section suggesting a simple formal village house and the subsidiary wing using casement windows, dormers and lower ceiling heights to make clear its more functional role. All materials are typical of the locality, including red brick walls with basement rustication and traditional clay tiles for the hipped roofs.

Designed by Robert Adam