Architect: Gregory Phillips Architects
This exemplary design in Shropshire consists of a 1200 sqm new-build contemporary detached family home set within an inspirational twenty-acre rural site. Access is gained via a meandering driveway which passes the existing restored Victorian central hall.
The concept was to allow the landscaping to blend and interact with the building, blurring their boundaries and rooting the building into its site. This part is inspired by the traditional country house with rear courtyard and stabling, ensures that the picturesque open site remains unobstructed.
The entrance to the home is via a covered walkway which crosses the reflecting swimming pool and into a breath-taking double height entrance space. Flanked by 100m long monolithic garden walls, leading to a central courtyard encircled by walling and out-buildings.
The exterior layout consists of a car-port, garage, 5-a-side pitch and a tennis court. The internal layout of the house provides four wings of accommodation oriented to provide the best daylight, views and interaction with the surroundings. The interiors were also designed by Gregory Phillips Interior Design.
Established in 1991, Gregory Phillips Architects is a London-based architecture practice committed to delivering bespoke, exquisitely executed homes in the UK and abroad. The firm’s highly experienced team offers a seamless, holistic service encompassing architecture, landscaping and project management.
Gregory Phillips architects have a broad range of experience refurbishing many types of existing properties from large individual dwellings to apartments. They have completed many conservation and heritage building projects successfully and harmoniously integrating new architectural technologies and features into the original fabric of the building.
The firm’s impressive portfolio has been recognised internationally – resulting in extensive press coverage and high-profile industry accolades. From remodelling and additions, from contemporary new-build homes to country homes, each commission starts with the unique needs of a client – ensuring a tailored, one-of-a-kind solution perfectly suited to its owner’s lifestyle.