Clas­si­cal meets mod­ern

Country Life Every Week - - Property News -

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

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