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Gregory Phillips wins planning for Staffordshire country house

Gregory Phillips Architects has secured planning consent for a 1,200m² home in the grounds of a Victorian Hall in Staffordshire

The six-bedroom home will be built within the 8 ha grounds of a Victorian Hall, which will be refurbished to provide a secondary house.

Formed of four wings which radiate from a central hall, the house will incorporate its own independent water supply with passive heating and cooling systems.

Construction is due to start on site in this summer.

Architect’s view

Ralph Hill-King, project director, Gregory Phillips Architects

‘Access to the house is gained via a meandering driveway passing the restored original Victorian Hall over a reflecting pool flanked by monolithic garden walls and into the central courtyard completely encircled by walling and out-buildings.

‘This concept, inspired by the traditional country house with a rear courtyard surrounded by stabling, ensures that the open site remains clear. Entrance to the house is gained via a covered walkway which crosses back over the reflecting pool and into a double height entrance space.

‘The interior of the house is modelled to relish the views of the surrounding countryside while capitalising on sunlight penetration throughout the day, opening out onto terraces at both ground and first floor levels.


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