Former RAF base appears on architect’s radar
August 11 2015
Plans drawn up by Italian practice Lazzarini Pickering Architetti will see the sprawling Gin Head complex turned into a 26,164sq/ft home with no less than 13 bedrooms, four living rooms and three dining rooms as well as a spa and pool.
In their design statement the practice said: “The landscape comes up and over the building, planting comes up and over voids and solids, providing between them a glorious integration of landscape and building.
“It is a building of grand spaces, expansive staircases, magnificent reception rooms, massive skylights in the pool area, great sheets of glass that look out on internal couryards offering wrap-around transparency. This is idealised 3rd millennium living, with reference to Inigo Jones, Palladio.
“Yet in spite of its awe-inspiring modernity, it is in the tradition of the big, hospitable English country house, with a grand entrance to the courtyard, followed by a precision of places and rooms for a relaxed way of living.”
Permission has also been granted to build seven separate properties within the five acre site should no single occupier wish to take on the space.
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