Country House




The Chilterns, UK

Built in the Chilterns countryside, one hour west of London, this remarkable single-floor villa sits into a natural landscape amphitheatre positioned towards the head of a valley, nestled in rolling hills. The new-build house was designed by David Chipperfield Architects for Mike and Maria Spink, and the project was managed and built by SPINK, who also designed and contoured the landscape, including the establishment of its chalk soil wildflower meadows. This award-wining house was built to exemplary standards with only a few millimetres of tolerance. The property is heated by sustainable district heating via a gasification log boiler, which is fuelled by timber from its own woodland. The house is built with handmade white clay bricks with artisan sponged white lime mortar. The walls are encapsulated between its white concrete structural ceilings and polished terrazzo concrete floors.