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Janine Stone Eclectic Architecture Style

Vernacular styles in architecture and design

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

Britain boasts a richness of vernacular architecture that ranges from medieval oak-framed buildings to handsome stone houses, reflecting local heritage, materials and craft. This offers inspiration for new houses, as well as additions and interventions to existing ones. So, when planning a new house or transforming an existing one, local architectural styles offer a rich …

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Creating a house that is in perfect harmony with its surroundings

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

Architects and interior designers with plenty of experience in creating, refurbishing and restoring houses understand that success relies on a huge number of factors, not least the way that it relates to its surroundings

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Creating Houses That Don’t Only Function Perfectly But Look Beautiful

Country Life Magazine – July 2022

In his regular column for country life, Janine Stone’s head of architecture explains how achieving both functionality and beauty right in a home design and build project is a complex art.

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Janine Stone Architecture

Making The Most of a House in a Beautiful Setting

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

The position of a newly built house has a transformative impact on both its interior and exterior. Among the most significant factor are the views, including the surrounding landscape, neighbouring houses, roads and, if you are lucky, the sea. Our head of architecture shares the secret to making the most of an often overlooked asset.

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Janine Stone Country House

How Good Design Enhances It’s Natural Surroundings

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

We spoke to Country Life editor Giles Kime about hoe how houses need not just blend into their settings, but can actively enhance them.

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The Importance of The Design Team

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

‘Knowing who to work with, their capabilities and specialisms, is as important as the design itself’.

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The Impact of Windows On A Building’s Appearance

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

In his regular column for country life, Janine Stone’s head of architecture explains how windows and doors can transform a building’s appearance.

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Homes That Leave A Family Legacy

Country Life Magazine – Masterclass Series

In another design masterclass in Country Life Magazine, Executive Editor Giles Kime talks to Janine Stone about how to create a home tailored exactly to the needs of the owners and future generations.

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In Conversation With Ennes Global Mortgages

Last month we spoke with Ennes Global Mortgages about some of the currently most sought after home interior features, the future of the high-end residential property market and how to know when you’ve found the right property for your renovation or build project.

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Janine Stone Pool

How To Fit a Gym, Pool or Yoga Studio Into Your Home

Country Life Magazine – February 2021

We share our advice on the topic of creating home gyms, yoga studios and swimming pools with Country Life Magazine.

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