This property takes its design cues from the baroque architectural style of the second half of the 17th Century. Like so many houses which were built in Hampshire at this time, necessity dictated that builders used materials which were close to the site. In this location with an abundance of clay, brick and clay tiles are much used in vernacular architecture. The baroque period is also evident in the landscape design, which can be most clearly be seen by the use of a straight drive on the centerline of the house. This highly formal approach was the preferred design for houses in the 17th century and was later replaced by the meandering drives of Capability Brown and other of the English landscape tradition.