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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 seam of inspiration that will ensure it blends beautifully with its surroundings. Janine Stone & Co’s head of architecture talks with Country Life’s Executive Editor, Giles Kime about the value of vernacular styles.

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