Dutchcombe

Painswick

 

The farm has had a house and farm buildings on it since the C17th. Tragically the original stone farmhouse was ravaged by fire in December 2014 and was beyond redemption.

This destruction has created an opportunity to consider anew the whole farm and we have collaborated with Chris Beardshaw to create a long-term vision for the farm, landscape and the buildings.

The house has a strong axis running through it which takes advantage of views down the valley and the most level topography on the site, views line through with distant woods that have been planted and the more immediate formal gardens.

The main house has a single pile facing to the West abutted by three parallel rear wings the northern containing the stairwell. It is joined to by a stone and glass link to the Kitchen wing, that gives a visual separation between the two parts. The kitchen wing is a linear wing that, is split into three elements that reflect their use, each has contemporary detailing.

The detailing for the house takes inspiration from the rich architecture of the Painswick valley.

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