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Plantation House & Kings Croft, West Winterslow

These are two substantial houses on the edge of West Winterslow, looking out over open countryside. They had been designed to look as though they might have arisen naturally on the site, following local traditions for rural houses, and intentionally dissimilar on the outside – in the vein of a Georgian brick house in the case of Kings Croft, and more like a converted barn in the case of Plantation House. The judges felt that with these aims in mind, the designs had been very well considered, and moreover that they had been executed to a high standard. The brickwork was of very good quality, and timber in various forms, plus clay plain tiles for the roofs, had also been well utilised. The judges were particular struck by the quality of the interiors, into which a great deal of thought had clearly been put. Rooms were light and spacious, incorporating woodwork of better than standard quality and well chosen paint schemes, and the splendid views had been taken full advantage of. The first floor of Kings Croft had a particularly effective round arched opening within it, complementing the Georgian effect of the exterior. High insulation values had been built in. The above average level of the commitment which had clearly gone into the houses, both in developing the designs and building them, made a commendation for them fully merited.

Architects: Favonius Architects, Salisbury