Replacement Regency Villa
The replacement ‘butterfly’ plan house, a type made popular by the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th Century/early 20th Century, is the most suitable plan in an exposed location such as this. A garage, pool pavilion, boathouse, associated landscaping, and a biodiversity scheme also enhance the surroundings. The new house has been re-sited further to the northeast of the plot, away from the more sensitive ecological areas, and is lower in height. The scheme draws some inspiration from the nearby Exbury Estate, with the use of buff-colour rendered walls, natural slate roofs and grey/yellow brick and timber outbuildings. The use of a shallow pitched slate roof covering and the use of the vertically proportioned ground floor structural openings indicates an external appearance that has a Regency character and style. The low-key classical language and asymmetric plan are wholly appropriate in this location, as it allows the beauty of the structure to be derived from its elegant and dynamic butterfly form.