I had a privilege to work on the scheme to design alterations and refurbishment of a beautiful 19th century country house designed by Ernest Newton – a leading architect of his time. Earnest Newton was described in 1904 as "the busiest architects in England" who "…represents the good principles of current thinking about the house in perhaps its most accessible form" (Hermann Muthesius The English House).

As a project architect for CAP I had therefore to be extremely careful to maintain the character of the house that was "embodiment of the very spirit of the home" designed by the supreme architect but also make sure that the alterations were functional and up to the standards set by the designer.

The scheme included a new kitchen (layout and details), a new access to the kitchen garden, utility area and the design for hard landscaping around the east wing of the house.

I have also acted as a Contract Administrator overseeing the works of the main contractor and the Kitchen supplier.

Client: Private
Location: Hartley Wintney