Situated in a disused chalk quarry in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) this is the only PPG7 (now Paragraph 79, formerly Paragraph 55 NPPF) large house to have been constructed in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Built for a discerning client, the large Arts and Crafts style house inspired by a Lutyens butterfly-plan, is detailed authentically, using hand crafted materials.
The roof and tile hanging are hand made clay tiles, all external joinery is Oak, with leaded light glazing set in steel casements.
This stunning traditional house includes a separate indoor swimming pool with elaborate hand-painted murals by local artist Flick Baker. The simple contemporary design of the separate swimming pool forms a distinct aesthetic contrast to the more traditional forms of the main house.
Credits: Original concept produced by Architect Gerald Steer – homage to Edwin Lutyens
Photography Nigel Rigden
Completion Date 2004
Structural Engineer Chris Veysey
Pool Hellard Bros Ltd
Joinery F Cuff & Sons
Windows Holdsworth Windows