New house on stud farm, Newmarket
A new two and a half storey house in a 41.5 hectare stud farm in a restrained early Georgian style with articulate classical details and simple decoration. The new house is a family home that is carefully positioned on the site to blend comfortably with the surrounding landscape. The design is a conscious allusion to Lutyens; particularly the roof which adopts his favoured pitch of fifty-four degrees and forty-five minutes and a central concealed flat roof with a decorative rooflight to illuminate the main staircase. With its traditional style, high quality natural materials and the simple, elegant proportions the house sits comfortably in the landscape and complements the established architectural character of the area with handmade red facing bricks in Flemish bond and lime mortar; handmade red/antique brown clay tiles and painted timber sashes.
Designed by Hugh Petter