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The House

An Englishman’s home is his castle and in the case of Whithurst Park this has been true but for one exception, the house of entrepreneur Richard Taylor and designer Rick Englert has been an Anglo American project from the beginning.

Building in the English countryside is never easy, obtaining planning permission is always a hurdle to overcome. It all began in 1999 when 100 acres of park and woodland was purchased to realise this most ambitious of projects which continues today. The site in Sussex is dramatic and inspirational. The entire estate is a place of work, a place of relaxation and a place of dreams.

The West Sussex/Surrey border is an idyllic setting. There are one hundred acres of beautiful land, comprising woodlands, meadows and gardens. At its centre is the main house to the estate which is reached by a rolling drive stretching from the modern lodge house through carefully managed meadows and mature trees.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and a staff flat. It may look authentically old and is full of surprises. The owners have installed an eco friendly closed-loop water source Heat exchange system, whose loops of submerged pipe extract heat energy from the mearby lake and through amplification and compression, supply hot water to the radiators, underfloor heating, sinks, baths and showers as well as the indoor swimming pool.

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Residential Architecture

To begin this most Herculean task Richard and Rick began by demolishing the 1950’s cottage and replacing it with a neo-barn of oak, glass and concrete! By engaging the skills of architect James Gorst the Lodge, a 4000sq ft gate-house was born. Designed with the allure of the barn aesthetic the Lodge sits naturally into its woodland setting.

Following the completion of the Lodge work began on Whithurst House. Designed by Kit Rae Scott as a neo-classic Jacobean style replica mansion house it sits fort like facing the four acre lake and amidst the rolling lawns and woodlands that are Whithurst Park. Completed in 2004 the house has gracious proportions, rooms are large with hallways to welcome and assemble in.

Within the grounds are two other faithfully restored 18th century buildings, Whithurst Cottage and The Potting Shed a small stable block and an agricultural barn.

Location

Address:
Whithurst Park, Plaistow,
West Sussex, RH14 0JW England
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Email:
mail@whithurst.com

Telephone:
+44 (0)1403 820 222

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