Artist's House, Roche Court

Munkenbeck + Marshall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 2001


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Artist's house next to the existing country house 

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  • Artist    
  • The proportions are as classical as those of Corbusier    
  • The Regency House is still a family home; the art is in the open air    
  • Detail of exterior    
  • Freestanding furniture, designed by the architect, has the right balance of sturdiness and delicacy. The kitchen is neatly contained within well crafted cupboards    
  • Entrance to the Artist    
  • Internal stairway    
  • Bathroom    
  • The dramatic first-floor living room, with its imposing cover ceiling, is at the heart of the artists house    
  • The opening event was a striking installation by Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell which added strong elements of colour to the interiors    
  • Domestic gallery space    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground and first floor plan    
  • Section through courtyard    
  • Courtyard elevation    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Glass cube detail    
  • Glass cube and shutter detail    

The addition of an guest house to the Roche Court Gallery (designed by the same architect) for visiting artists to stay and display art in a domestic setting

The house is an idealised living environment which is used by visiting artists whose sculpture, paintings and drawings is on show in the main gallery.

Arranged with sleeping quarters at ground level and the large living room/gallery on the first floor, which will be used for the display of sculpture, paintings and drawings. The volume of the room brings light into the space and allows great views out to the new courtyard and the gardens beyond.

Located behind the original listed house in order to create a new courtyard the house provides amenities for visitors to the sculpture park.


  • Begun: Jul 2000
  • Completed: Aug 2001
  • Floor area: 198m2
  • Sectors: Arts and culture, House
  • Total cost: £242,000
  • Tender date: Jun 2000
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate
  • Address: Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 1BG, United Kingdom

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