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The New House, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Lucinda Lambton

Travel | By Lucinda Lambton

The hall at the New House

The Swedish packaging king commissioned John Outram to build him a post-modernist house in Kent in ‘blitzcrete.’ It's exquisite, says Lucinda Lambton

Here’s a surprise. The New House near Tunbridge Wells in Kent is inspired by the architecture of an industrial warehouse between Heathrow and Slough. It’s a rare and exquisite example of an English country house in the post-modernist style. I write ‘exquisite’ because, despite there being barely a single window on its marble façade, every inch of the building is quite beautifully executed. ...


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