The site originally comprised a modest 1950s bungalow which sat on the roadside and to the front of its large plot. Our scheme sought to create a generous country family house centrally located within its grounds and taking the form of a traditional and evolved Sussex farmhouse.
The theoretical evolution adopted takes the form of a building that has developed over a period of time. To the rear, the original farmhouse, to the front quite a grand Georgian extension with the odd Edwardian detail, and to the side a range of outbuildings converted to living accommodation.
The whole forms one comfortable and rambling country house. Materials were key to its success and a blend of the vernacular with brick, tiles and weatherboard elevations all under a clay tile roof harmonise with the setting to create a building that looks part of the landscape and fixed with a little ‘theoretical’ history.