The house is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional country residence. The beautiful setting of a woodland to the north, a series of mature trees and rolling fields to the south has directly informed the architecture of the building. The form of the house has been designed to respond to the topography of the site. The house has been divided into three sections, which are aligned on different axes to relate to distant views and points of interest. A sweeping, sculptural tiled roof line unifies the different sections of the house. A restrained palette of handmade Roman bricks, handmade clay roof tiles, green oak screens and larch boarding has been used for the external elevations. The emphasis on craftsmanship and the use of traditional materials causes the house to blend harmoniously into the landscape. The house has been constructed to the highest standards to achieve an internal environment, which is energy efficient, light, spacious and comfortable.