This fantastic country house with Doric entablature is widely regarded as the finest stone building to be constructed on the prestigious Wentworth Estate in the past five years.

Although the outline design was conceived by Robert Adam, we were responsible for the ultimate design proposal, working drawings, stone procurement from France and the site fixing.

Particular architectural elements designed by ourselves are the balustrades, which appear to change form when viewed from every angle (also complying to 100mm sphere test) and the imposing pillastrade to the Rear Elevation that supports the First Floor balcony terrace.

We also designed all methods of support and attachment of the masonry, which is no mean feat considering there is over 60 tonnes of masonry in the pediment alone and that the projection of the Doric cornice throughout is in excess of 700mm.

What is perhaps most interesting is that the Client was convinced that the cost of constructing the building in natural stone would be prohibitive and had plans in place to have all the external walls rendered. Our take-off and budget costings gave the Client confidence that natural stone could, and should, be used. The Client is extremely pleased with the outcome.