A recipient of his field’s highest award, he was known for his Brutalist designs, of churches in particular, in a postwar Germany trying to rebuild itself.
Forty-two years ago, House Beautiful featured a story about Reddish House, the 18th-century Wiltshire, England, estate home to British society photographer and stage designer Cecil Beaton, who photographed countless famous subjects on its grounds. Now Lucy Yeomans lives in the house, and tells the story of bringing Beaton’s forgotten gardens back to life.
The creative concept of the house is a contemporary interpretation of a stable with references to the architectural traditions of this agricultural area. The home has a modern exterior and interior design. The location and orientation of the building made it possible to optimise exposure to the sun and the materials were chosen for their insulation capability.