The English country house reimagined
James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell for private client
Contract value: Confidential
The English country house reimagined. The architects have balanced grandeur with intimacy, from the soaring spaces of the piano nobile to the living spaces partially embedded in the hillside. The form is generated by the traditional oast house and the four towers have distinct personalities.
The jury was impressed with the quality of the build and the rigour of the material palette – handmade peg clay tiles, locally quarried ragstone and locally coppiced chestnut cladding. The house is a carbon neutral, low energy design.
Regional Sustainability Award