The second modern house designed by Farrells Architects has subtle differences to the first and a new client with a different design brief.
Two lawned gardens are divided by a glass pavilion, which allows striking views in both directions. The first, smaller garden creates a formal, reception space and the second, a larger, but more natural, personal space is viewed through continuous, full height glass.
Joining the two, is the contemplative garden with a long bench set into planting against a shaded white wall and overlooking a raised pool. Water flows from the pool into narrow rills between sawn York stone paving. The rills follow the journey through the garden.
The layout adheres closely to the formal axes of the building: the planting begins clipped, formal and controlled and becomes richer and more natural moving through the house and garden. Where possible existing trees and shrubs are retained beyond the pavilion to enhance the natural, woodland feel of this part of the garden.
The oriental roof garden in ‘small spaces’ was a later addition to this garden.
See also Oriental Roof Garden.