Natural Stone Awards 2006
New house in Hampshire received Commendation in the Natural Stone Awards
A new house designed by Robert Adam in Hampshire was recently commended in the Natural Stone Awards. The Awards are held every two years, and recognise projects demonstrating exemplary design and execution of stonework, completed during the two year period. Organised by the Stone Federation of Great Britain the awards were held at the Millennium Hotel in London Mayfair.
The new classical house was entered in the New Build (load bearing) category, and the judges commented that: "The elegant and well balanced facades of this stone built residence respect and enhance the site. This house demonstrates how building with natural stone melds with the landscape". The Natural Stone Awards is the industry's most prestigious event and was presented this by Dr. Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage.
This major new country house has been built on virgin farmland in Hampshire. It was the first planning appeal to be won for such a development under a four-year-old government policy that required a design has to be of the highest quality and truly outstanding. The house is built of bath stone and brick and has a highly individual classical design. The house and outbuildings have been designed together with a new 50-acre, 20-hectare, landscaped park. Robert Adam worked closely with Barton Wilmore Environmental to create a unified concept for the park and house.