Moat House, Mill Ride, Windsor, 2012

Invited Competition

Moat House sits in extensive grounds created from an existing golf course. The patterns of the ancient landscape are uncovered and overlaid with a new landscape of formal rides and tree belts designed to enhance views and create grandeur. The existing ponds are enlarged to create a lake that partly surrounds the new 1200m2 house. The house is modern, but evokes the qualities and traditions of the country mansion. Axial views into the landscape, a fortified quality derived from ‘towers’, symmetrical elevations, a moated garden and internal courts all add to the sense of a house that is rooted in history. It’s a contemporary classical house.