Ansty Plum House

Ansty Plum House

This rural house is radically sited on a steep wooded slope and overlooks a group of C12th buildings. Designed by David Levitt in 1964 for one of Ove Arup’s former partners, the property had fallen into disrepair and was uninhabitable for much of the year.

Working in partnership with architect Coppin Dockray, we delivered a gem, consisting of two eloquent and imaginative buildings. The entire project has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio extension


Category: Internal & External Lighting

Location:Ansty, Wiltshire

Completed: 2015

Client: Nico de Beer and Sandra Coppin

Architect: Coppin Dockray

Interiors: Coppin Dockray


RIBA House of the Year Award 2016 – Shortlist

Wood Awards 2016 – Winner

British Home Awards 2016 – Winner for House under 250m2

RIBA South West Small Project Award 2016 – Winner for Best Small Project

RIBA South West Award 2016 – Winner

Manser Medal 2016 – Highly Commended

Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Award 2015 – Winner for Best Renovation

AJ Retrofit Award 2015 – Shortlist

Grand Designs House of the Year 2016

Deezen Top 10 Houses in 2016


The Guardian –¬†A forgotten brutalist gem in Wiltshire has been lovingly brought back to life

Evening Standards –¬†This is a very intelligent refurbishment, it’s a celebration of restraint. This was not a big grand project, it was taking away almost as much as it was putting in.

Express – Britain’s MOST incredible homes revealed by Kevin McCloud

Dezeen –¬†Modernist Wiltshire house with a Smithsons-designed studio gets a facelift.

Dezeen –¬†1 of the Top 10 houses built in 2016.

Grand Design Magazine – Grand Designs House of the Year 2016