How to build the perfect country house (part two)

Building a new house is probably one of the most exciting and creative adventures one will ever embark on, but there is no doubt it is daunting. However, help is at hand. In this second of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.

How to build the perfect country house (part one)

An extraordinary and little-noticed change has swept over the countryside in the past 10 years. Building a new house used to be a minority interest, but now as many as half of the people looking to buy a house consider building a new one from scratch. Estate agents and property-search agents report that the chase is on to find the ideal site for competing buyers. In this first of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.

The Tailored Home: Exploring the lavish world of design duo Collett Zarzycki

Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki have created exceptional luxury living spaces in some of the world’s most desirable enclaves over the last 30 years, from African safari lodges and Tuscan farmhouses to Knightsbridge townhouses and Cannes villas. In this excerpt from his new book, author and journalist Dominic Bradbury explores the lavish world of Collett Zarzycki, from Zambian upbringings to landmark Chelsea mansions.