A Roman Road passes to the north of the site, located off the ‘Great Avenue’ on the Blenheim Palace Estate. A weekend house for a family with young children, the principle rooms look north through a clearing in the existing alder copse, giving views to the Memorial Monument and the Vanbrugh Palace to the north.
This dramatic new view within the Capability Brown landscape is screened when approaching the house by car or on foot. Only on entering the main spaces does the view unfold. The simple roof forms sit within the historic landscape but include detailed zinc panels and frameless glass that mark the building out as being clearly of the twenty-first century.
Stephen Marshall Architects