National Trust buys Lutyens & Jekyll masterpiece in Surrey
Designed by Edward Lutyens for influential garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, Munstead House 'is an 11-acre horticultural gem', says the new owner - which plans to open the Arts & Crafts house and grounds…
Housebuilders back new 130-point ‘Healthy Homes’ checklist
Property developers Quintain and FORE Partnership have adopted Ekkist's new Healthy Homes Checklist.
Top lighting design consultancy opens studios in London & Dubai
Founded in Hong Kong 30 years ago, Light Directions is a brand partner of design giant HBA Group.
Depression is more common in the suburbs than in city centres – new research
Study led by Yale University and using three decades of data from Denmark 'provides no support for the continued expansion of car-dependent, suburban single-family housing areas if planners want to mitigate…
Top prime resi architecture practice rebrands
PDP London is now Studio PDP.
In Pictures: Bugatti joins global branded resi race with Binghatti tower
The first Bugatti Residences will create 182 super-luxe new homes in Dubai's Business Bay, with designs that channel the French Riviera.
Fashion brand’s ‘pragmatic utopia’ private island concept heads to auction
BIG designs for Vollebak on a Canadian private island promise to create 'both a magical home and a work of art', says Simon Shaw of Sotheby’s.
Academics reveal the most sustainable way of dealing with Japanese knotweed
'The most effective way of controlling knotweed is also the most sustainable,' says biosciences expert Dr Sophie Hocking.
In Pictures: Harris Bugg Studio triumphs again at Chelsea Flower Show
Charlotte Harris & Hugo Bugg's 'uplifting, beautiful' sanctuary for the charity Horatio’s awarded top prize at annual horticultural extravaganza; meanwhile, big-name property firms look to grow their m…
Buyers pay 39% more for homes with larger gardens
It'll come as no surprise that a garden adds value to a property, but new analyses by top-flight estate agencies - coinciding with the Chelsea Flower Show - quantify the gain...
FT: Celebrating London’s mansion flat
'The mansion block is among the rare strata of architectural inventions to have filtered from the bottom up', writes Edwin Heathcote in this fascinating deep-dive for the FT.
In Pictures: Design highlights from the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show
Including garden designs sponsored by Hamptons, Savills and London Square.