Brookwood has been designed by the world-renowned Architect Hugh Petter of Adam Architecture and built to the most exacting standards by luxury developer Fairmile Homes.
A future listed building
Brookwood has been designed in the early Georgian style and the size, proportions and composition of the windows are reflective of this period. Whilst maintaining an articulate classical style it has been carefully designed so as not to overload it with unnecessary elaborate decorative detail but to still maintain stature, given its prominent position within the Crown Estate.
The replacement house has been designed as a deep plan rectangular building, which creates an efficient building in terms of the amount of external wall area to volume. It is detailed with a series of architectural elements to assist in articulating the design of the building. The roof has a flat central section, this traditional design allows the stairs to be top-lit with natural daylight from a roof light without impacting on the external appearance of the house, and the remaining flat area has lent itself to the integration of solar panels which are similarly hidden from view.
A projecting central bay with a pediment roof defines the entrance and garden elevations. A stone eaves level cornice wraps around the frontage of the building where it then terminates against chimneys to the side elevations and links into the front central pediment. A central stone portico defines the principal entrance. The overall composition of the elevations results in a series of well-balanced bays each having good rhythm and harmony, which is repeated in the principal garage elevation.
The external walls are finished in a self-coloured lime render, using the correct sand blend to compliment the tonal quality of the stone elements, which is Portland in colour. Lines, to emulate fine stonework, are incised ruled into the final coat of lime render. The roof is clad in natural slate with lead core rolls to the hips and ridges. Stone mouldings provide restrained classical details to the portico, plinth, pediment and entablatures, window sills, architraves and chimney caps. Windows are double glazed painted hard wood box sashes.
The main staircase is generously proportioned and set off to the side in the manner of Palladio with a big window on the side elevation. This allows visitors to get a view right through the house from the front door. The kitchen is a very large open plan room and looks out onto the garden with a fireplace that backs onto the drawing room. In turn, this leads on to the family room this has plate glass sliding windows set behind a stone colonnade in the manner of a classical loggia.
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Brookwood raises the bar; viewing is highly recommendedTrevor Kearney