By Arabella Younes
When it was advertised in Country Life in February 1946, the original Georgian incarnation of Beauworth Manor has been obscured by a succession of later additions. Arabella Youens find that, when restoring a house, less can definitely be more.
When Nigel Anderson of ADAM Architecture was asked to come and look at the house in the late 1990s, he remembers it was in a 'desperately sad state.' Some of the more recent additions had been removed, but 'it was obvious that, when elements had been demolished, what was left was very functional and utilitarian.'