Sycamore Manor

Inspired by the work of Sir Edward Lutyens, renowned for adapting traditional styles to modern living, a new manor and gardens on a historic property are intrinsically interwoven and uniquely reflect the character and charm of an 18th century English country manor. The symbiotic relationship between landscape and built form is the direct result of the strong collaboration between landscape architect and architect from the inception of the project through to completion. Throughout, local craft is elevated, incorporating both local (stone veneer sourced from Cleveland quarries in Vermillion) and natural building (slate, copper, stone) materials, with the use of local labor and artisans. Five hundred tons of rock excavated during construction were environmentally and socially considered: repurposed on the adjacent neighbour’s property for large-scale art projects. Additional sustainable and contemporary solutions of the construction include geothermal energy with vertical wells. Overall, this elegant stone manor was thoughtfully designed to fit the needs of modern living while emulating an old-world charm befitting the historic property.