New Queen Anne country house, the Chilterns

New Queen Anne country house, the Chilterns

A family home in the Chilterns designed in the elegant and simple Queen Anne style. The house takes advantage of the established parkland setting, a wood on the high ground and an early nineteenth century avenue of chestnuts, which acts as the new driveway. This is terminated by a large gateway arch opening onto a formal entrance court. The main elevation consists of three projecting bays surmounted by a pediment, with a wide spaced Tuscan colonnade acting as a veranda at the end of an enclosed, formal garden. The house is arranged around a top lit central hall and staircase and uses a palette of traditional materials to fit with the architecture of West Hertfordshire.

Designed by Hugh Petter