Rycote Car Gallery and Walled Gardens

/ Oxfordshire

A Car Gallery, Apartment and Walled Garden.

Set within the rolling Oxfordshire hills, our clients’ brief was to design a gallery garage with separate guest accommodation and work space above, integrated into a walled garden with outdoor kitchen. Working together from initial concept, the HollandGreen Architecture and Landscape Design teams have created a holistically considered landscape and striking building which will sit comfortably within the country estate property.

In the video below, the homeowners share more on the journey of their project.


The garage features a three-bay glazed car gallery located on the ground floor, with annex guest accommodation and office studio above, accessed through a stylised external staircase. The materiality and timber cladding of the garage blends with the architectural vernacular of the area, yet with a unique and strikingly contemporary style, particularly the annex interior which was carried out by Henry Smith.

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The HG Landscape team have created an elegant walled garden, outdoor kitchen and greenhouse, integrating textures, materials and natural elements with a stunning David Harber sculpture.

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Glazing on both sides of the garage is open to allow a seamless connection from the entrance courtyard, through the garage and flowing out to the garden patio, seating and outdoor kitchen. A limestone floor, a luxuriously polished wall plaster finish and an exposed concrete ceiling will give a contrasting, slightly industrial feel to the space.

Double height sliding doors ultra contemporary new build home
Open plan clean white lines minimal kitchen interior design

Contemporary interior design.

We designed a simple, yet elegant, pavilion-style home with light-filled interiors that enjoy panoramic views across the river Thames. The interior palette follows a contemporary and minimal aesthetic throughout, drawing the eye to the beautiful countryside surroundings.

Luxury rural country home new build fully glazed home

The main living areas are arranged along the north-western façade, with utility areas situated to the rear. Clean white lines dominate the interior palette, with elegant marble accents throughout the open plan kitchen/dining spaces and bathrooms.
Light filled modern home new build by the river Thames
Floor to ceiling picture window modern new build home design

Expansive glass walls and windows give uninterrupted sightline across the length and breadth of the house, creating a bright and tranquil retreat to enjoy for years to come.
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Award winning home design contemporary living spaces
Open plan kitchen design
Frameless glass wall to luxury bathroom design overlooking countryside views

A Walled Garden with Outdoor Kitchen and Victorian-Style Greenhouse.

Photographed in autumn, an elegant walled garden and outdoor kitchen integrates with a contemporary Car Gallery and Apartment building, nestled on an Oxfordshire estate. Using paddle stone to define the space, the design features layers of soft planting in the surrounding beds to provide colour, form and texture throughout the seasons. Pleached trees either side of the garden give a sense of structure and height that frame a Victorian-style greenhouse to the rear.

In the video below, the homeowners share more on the journey of their project.


A bespoke Corten steel water feature creates a hallmark within the garden, using strong architectural lines to draw the eye from inside to the view outside, and providing a sense of fun as one steps over the rill to access a lush green lawn. The soothing sound of water along with light glistening off the moving surface brings a calming dimension to the garden, enhancing the sensory experience to nature.

Standing pride of place in the centre of the garden, a David Harber Armillary Sphere sun dial creates the perfect focal point viewed from the building and within the garden itself, while a range of Torc Pots surround the flowering beds.

Contemporary Car Gallery and Apartment.

As part of the project, our Architectural team designed a luxury car gallery and apartment building, linked by a set of floating Corten steps. The structure is inspired by the local vernacular of farm buildings to sit comfortably in the estate, with strong lines and glazing to nevertheless deliver a striking individuality.

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We look forward to returning to Rycote next year and sharing the garden in summer bloom.

Build Category

Barns & Country Estates

HG Brands


Landscape Design






Lamburn Geekie, Henry Smith