A Manor House, Hampshire
A new swimming pool building at a manor house in rural Hampshire. The project lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the new building of 360 sq. m. includes a new indoor swimming pool and associated facilities along with extended living areas to the main house. There is also a new media/cinema suite and playroom at lower ground floor level. The project relies on the planed down use of materials complimenting the existing manor house - warm and mellow, honed Bath stone walls, window sills and mullions. The extension appears grand but carefully proportioned and sympathetic. It succeeds in unifying this end of the existing house with the terracing and lawns and the wider landscaped grounds.