Corbin House is a large, bespoke six bedroom family house near Etwall in South Derbyshire. Conceived as a low lying composition of stone walls, planted roofs and floor to ceiling glass, the internal spaces are interlinked and based on a ‘pin wheel’ plan arrangement.
Planning permission was granted under PPG15 (now PPS7) which allowed only buildings of the highest design quality to be built in the countryside. Corbin House is one of only a handful of dwellings built under this Planning guidance and is a 21st Century continuation of the English country house tradition.
Lying in the former grounds of the neighbouring Georgian Park Hill mansion, the house responds to its varying context by the careful use of a range of materials depending upon orientation.