Country Life feature Hall Place in Hampshire

July 14, 2022

Country Life architectural editor John Goodall has written about Hall Place in West Meon, Hampshire which was home of the HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's grandmother where the Duchess spent her childhood summers, and a house which ADAM Director Hugh Petter had the privilege of designing a new limonaia some years ago. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was the guest editor of the magazine dated 13th July 2022.


Hall Place in West Meon, Hampshire, is currently the home of Michael and Claudia Langdon. Yet for many years it was owned by the grandparents of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The house, so well known to The Duchess in her childhood, was specially chosen by her for coverage in her guest-edited issue of Country Life.

The limonaia is described as "The present owners, who bought the property in 2013, have further developed the garden and made sensitive changes to the house itself. Perhaps the most striking of the latter alterations has been the addition of a limonaia, designed by Hugh Petter of Adam Architecture, to the rear. This stands between the two existing wings and is built of Portland stone. One of the challenges of designing this addition was creating an elevation that sat comfortably beneath the slightly awkward six-bay elevation. The satisfying solution has been to create a pair of doors into the building, rather than merely a central entrance."

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