Classical meets modern
BUYERS flock to Bath for the good life: the World Heritage status says it all. Few new developments spring up in the city and those that do are expected to meet the high architectural bar.
One new neighbourhood, designed by award-winning Classical architect Robert Adam—of contemporary, not 18th-century fame—does just that. Holburne Park, 35 new houses of two to four bedrooms, built of locally sourced Bath stone within a tree-lined landscape, has a secluded location on Warminster Road. Properties start from £480,000, selling with Savills (01225 474502).
The difficulty, Mr Adam says, is building something simple. ‘It’s easy to be wacky. You have to tread that fine line and it is one frequently misunderstood. Some say Classical architecture can’t be re-created. I feel very strongly that Classical architecture is as valid today as it ever was.’ ED