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Bentley Wood

One of the outstanding houses of the 1930s, Bentley Wood has been an inspiration to generations of architects for the clarity of its design and the sensitive way in which it sits in the dramatic downland landscape.

Though the house is not listed, our gentle refurbishment has been approached with the same care we would afford to a designated historic building.

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Designed by Serge Chermayeff in 1936 for as his family's weekend house, and completed in 1938 after a public enquiry, Bentley Wood has been added to over the years since the Second World War with varying success.

Though not removing the majority of these extensions, we have sought to make the additions more clearly legible by the simple coding of vertical cladding versus the original horizontal cedar boards.

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