Salisbury Civic Society Award 2009
Commendation awarded to a replacement house set within mature grounds in Wiltshire
A new replacement Stone & Flint house in Wiltshire designed by Nigel Anderson has been awarded a Commendation at the The Salisbury Civic Society New buildings Awards Scheme 2009. The site was previously occupied by an unsightly 1960s bungalow that was unsympathetic to the character of the village and surrounding older properties.
The new house is a compact building with a cruciform plan, relating to the framework of the existing gardens. The Society's report on the house noted "…(it) achieves its impact without any slavish copying of earlier styles. The unusual plan form created a variety of interesting effects as the viewpoint varies, with the central octagon expresses to greater or lesser degrees depending on the angle of view" and "overall the house was considered to be a successful response to the challenge of creating a substantial replacement house on a sensitive village-centre site, and fully deserving of a commendation."