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How to build the perfect country house (part two)

Building a new house is probably one of the most exciting and creative adventures you 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.

Behind The Schemes: A remarkable transformation on Harley Street

One of London’s best-known addresses, Harley Street has been synonymous with medical excellence since the 19th century, but HNWI are beginning to consider its magnificent buildings in a new light; architecture and interior design practice SHH talks us through the three-year restoration of a John White jewel into a luxurious family residence, featuring a health spa, cinema and tearoom…