Edgecote house, little Kineton, Warwickshire
Redevelopment of an existing farmhouse situated on the periphery of the Edgehill Battlefield. The existing building, parts of which dated back to the 18th Century, had been altered and adapted and finally fallen into a state of disrepair when acquired by the client with 200 acres of pastureland.
The Design of the house continued into the outside space with strong symmetrical gardens rooting the home into the landscape.
Following an interesting negotiation with Stratford District Council concerning the merits of the existing building and the potential to list the property, English Heritage agreed with Rickett Architects that there was insufficient original structure to merit a statutory listed status.
The brief, for a substantial family home, included a 12 car garaging arrangement for the client’s classic car collection and an Olympic standard indoor ménage and stabling for 12 horses.
The house, constructed of Horton Stone, is provided with heat and hot water from ground source heat pumps and a heat recovery system. The geothermal heating supplies a wet underfloor system throughout and is fitted with a relay that allows the system to be reversed in summer to provide cooling. All the internal joinery was detailed by Rickett Architects and manufactured in European Oak.