Pioneering new country house in Surrey

Pioneering new country house in Surrey

The design for a replacement country house that is pioneering both in its approach to sustainable design and in its use of classical architecture. The house is entered through a giant Corinthian portico, which leads into a double height, galleried entrance hall. On the east and west elevations, windows are framed by a stacked Tuscan Order that fuses with the main Corinthian Cornice. At the conceptual stage of the project, the Building Research Establishment was appointed as an integral part of the design team and their final report stated " the house when built will be the first zero carbon country house in Britain", and will meet the requirements of PPS7, a government policy that only permits the construction of new country houses that are 'truly ground-breaking and innovative' in design.

Designed by Hugh Petter