Replacement house in Hampshire
The new house is more appropriate and attractive for this countryside location than the previous house on the site which was not typical of a rural location and had no regard for local vernacular. The house is informal and designed in a manner that suggests an organic development and enlargement over a period of time, with three distinct architectural phases in the form of its three wings. The differing scale of the wings and specifically the rear kitchen wing can be read to imply that this house if originally built in the 18th Century could have evolved over a period of time with later subsidiary and subservient additions. Inspired by the local style of house and using elements of the local vernacular, the Brick work incorporates a mixture of Flemish bond blended bricks, burnt headers and flint work panels. Traditional clay tiles roofs and dormer windows provide a continuum with many local properties. Areas of lead roofing are incorporated and limited to the bracketed timber porches, east elevation bay window and roof joining the kitchen wing with the central wing.
Designed by Hugh Petter