Neoclassical house, Buckinghamshire

Neoclassical house, Buckinghamshire

Despite its location in the Green Belt, this site had a long history of re-development, the existing, modern building having replaced a nineteenth century villa and an even earlier house of considerable size. The new, replacement dwelling draws inspiration from the architecture of the demolished Regency parsonage, using restrained classical detailing and proportions. Two symmetrical wings extend from the central core of the house, each with gently projecting, segmental bays to overlook the Chess Valley and the mature gardens. Traditional, handmade red brick is used throughout, with restrained panels of recessed brickwork creating subtle movement across each facade.

Designed by Hugh Petter